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TAKAYAMA Akira / Port B

Birthplace Japan
Year of birth 1969
After working in theater in Germany, in 2002 Takayama formed the theater unit Port B, which presents experimental works that takes place on the streets such as Tokyo Heterotopia (2013), transcending the framework of traditional theater. For the Triennale, Takayama researches Yokohama’s community of people with roots in Asia, and collaborates with them on the project Yokohama Commune, a tour of the city that examines Japanese identity and language in a new light.