Sarah Dunn, Martin Felsen
The Anti-university Oasis looks into the pressure Japanese young people bear and the ways they seek relaxation through different Japanese sub-cultures, recognizing their value. First, it celebrates modern trends and perceptions in popular culture while staying connected with traditional art forms. It is also so colorful, eclectic, and unique that it has the potential to attract a global following and has seep into other countries’ cultural consciousness. Anti-university is an oasis for young people to develop their interest in Japanese subcultures while maintaining their ordinary school schedules. The
mega-structure also contemplates a scenario in which these subcultures might be the mainstream.