地元雑誌に載りました!

2006年01月14日

地元雑誌に載りました!

[投稿者:佐藤研一朗]

2006年01月07日記


あけましておめでとうございます。
本年もよろしくお願いいたします。
皆さんにとって、私にとって、今年も素晴らしい一年になりますように。

新年早々、いいニュースが飛び込んできました。
(仙台タウン情報みたいな)ロッチェスターの地元の情報誌が1ページをさいて、私の企画をのせてくれました。まったくさいさきがよくて、うれしいです。ことしはきっといい年になるでしょう。

ということで、みなさん今年もよろしく。

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http://www.rochesterinsider.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060106/INSIDER03/601060324


Written by Nancy Keefe Rhodes

(January 6, 2006)

Ken Ichiro Sato turns 27 this month.

And he'll really celebrate if his $20,000 grant application to the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester is approved.

The money would launch the first project of the Rochester Outdoor Museum of Art, or ROMA, of which Sato is the director.

The museum's first phase ? a 50-by-100-foot mosaic of photographs ? would go on the outside of SUNY Brockport's Metro Center on downtown Rochester's St. Paul Street.

And that display, made from thousands of images by and of the people of Rochester, would only be the beginning.

Sato, who is from Sendai, Japan, a city with a long tradition of public art displays, envisions ROMA evolving into the world's largest photo exhibit, featuring installations on the walls of other buildings downtown.

The Big Photo Project, the price of which would range from $430,000 to $650,000, would involve displaying 50 to 100 images as large as 100 feet wide or tall. It would be followed by the Medium Photo Project, which would cost $180,000 to $320,000 and would involve displaying 300 to 500 smaller images and 100 to 200 projected images at various sites around the city.

Sato, who will graduate in the spring from Monroe Community College with an associate's degree in public administration, says that the photos would be drawn from an international, Internet-managed contest, and that the installations would draw visitors to a city already famous for photography ? city being the key word there.

Sato is adamant that ROMA be concentrated inside the Inner Loop. Philadelphia, he says, has more than 2,000 murals, but their impact is diluted by the fact that they're spread out. Besides, he thinks that a city's center is its heart and that no matter how much people are distracted by this area's snazzy suburban shopping malls, they won't feel good about Rochester until its heart is beating strongly again.

"Vacant buildings are like broken windows," Sato says, a reference to community policing advocate George Kelling's idea from the 1990s that letting things go brings out a neighborhood's worst elements. Sato says there are 1,000 sites appropriate for ROMA's giant photos inside the Inner Loop. And he has methodically figured out the widening circles of ROMA's impact too ? paying particular attention to the Crescent.

Sato, who was the art planning director for the Nakamoto Museum of Contemporary Art in Sendai for three years, says that people who live in the Crescent, an impoverished area just north of the Inner Loop, could easily provide workers for shops and businesses in a revitalized downtown.

Since last fall, ROMA has grown from a dream to a board of community advisers and members, a growing list of meetings and new supporters, and a budget and timelines.

And although he's keeping his fingers crossed for his first grant, Sato is working steadily on many fronts to make it a reality.


佐藤研一朗の翻訳本
仙台インターネットマガジン代表の佐藤研一朗の翻訳本が発売されました
アメリカを代表するリバータリアン ロン・ポール議員の初の日本訳本
佐藤研一朗が「税金廃止論」を出筆しました。

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