OMNIBUS is an urban design and research practice created in 2009 by Noboru Kawagishi and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes. From the beginning on, OMNIBUS has been defined as a trans-disciplinary structure, meant to be at crossroads of media, art, politics, illustration, landscape, architecture, and urban design. Born as a critique of the obsolete ways of architecture and urban design practice, OMNIBUS believes that planning disciplines must open up towards other fields and should be political and controversial whenever needed.
OMNIBUS is engaged in several projects, from competition design, consultancy to self-initiated and collaborative research. The most recent research is ‘Other Urbanizations‘
, a project that investigates the relationship between various political economies and urban forms in European cities (Berlin, Marseille, Zürich among others) and an ongoing, decade-long research and teaching practice on urban development in Asia (Singapore, Japan, China, etc).
OMNIBUS is a registered company in Japan.
2009-... with Noboru Kawagishi
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