Jared I. Braiterman

International Affairs Fellow in Japan, Sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd. 2009-2010

Jared I. Braiterman is a design anthropologist engaged in academic, corporate, and public research. Spanning physical and digital spaces, his research focuses on global cultures, urban environments, and technology change. Design anthropology investigates everyday practices and the production of meaning in a changing world, and provides new insights and directions for urban ecology, business innovation, and public policy. Jared has conducted ethnographic research in Silicon Valley, China, Brazil, Mexico and Japan. Past fellowships include Fulbright and National Science Foundation. Jared received his BA from Harvard University and his PhD from Stanford University.

Jared’s fellowship project will publicly document the activities of everyday citizens, the role of policy-makers, new visions of urban life, and potential solutions to some of the most challenging development and environmental issues faced by all nations in the twenty-first century. Tokyo Green Space draws from and contributes to questions about public and private space, urban planning, global urbanization and development, public health, bio-diversity, climate change, energy independence, and the environment. His research will be made public online at www.tokyogreenspace.wordpress.com, and developed into a book manuscript.