"Our Park" A Documentary on Tokyo's Nike Miyashita Park
"Having documented the ongoing struggles of the homeless inhabitants of Tokyo's Miyashita Park, "Our Park" is a short documentary that takes a further in-depth look into public space. The selling and subsequent purchase of the park by Nike which resulted in its renaming are highlighted. Furthermore, the artistic aspect of the park is brought to light as it serves as a place for many artists to convene and promote their creativity."
"One day we accidentally stumbled into Miyashita Park and became aware of the conflict between Nike and the homeless people living in the park. We find it very alarming how big companies increasingly privatize public space in order to brand themselves, and especially when it happens at the expense of marginalized homeless people, who were let down by society in the first place. We felt that we had to do what we could to document the struggle and create awareness of the problems that the people of Miyashita Park are facing.
Maria & Emil from Denmark"
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