Akira Takayama Tokyo
Akira Takayama was born in 1969. In 2002, he formed the theatre company Port B in Tokyo, and since then he has been producing installations, touring performances and social projects utilizing urban spaces as a way of engaging with cities and societies across the world. In recent years, collaboration with those from other fields including visual arts, tourism, literature, architecture, urban research, and education has seen the scope of his practice broaden further, and he has applied his theatrical thoughts and methodology to opening up new possibilities in a variety of fields. Major works include McDonald’s Radio University, Wagner Project, Heterotopia Project, Kein Licht, Referendum Project, The Complete Manual of Evacuation and Compartment City.