Chris Berthelsen does ‘stuff’ in Think + Research + Make in topics around human-scale usable cities, hand made play and the child-scale, and creative climate in organizations.
He holds undergraduate degrees in art history and economics, and a master’s degree in international business. On a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technologyhe spent two years studying innovation, creativity and Japanese business at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.
Originally from New Zealand, Chris currently lives in West Tokyo where the industrial-suburban-rural city begins to taper off into the mountains.
Paper and pens and tape and glue and photos and string and plastic and magazines and crayons and scissors.... mapping the real and imagined green spaces of a megacity requires all kinds of junk. More art event than planning meeting, the Tokyo DIY Gardening mapping workshop combined hope, reality, and a heap of imagination to bring the city's green spaces.