Living in net cafés

i Cafe Akibaplace – provides showers, meals, clothes and everything else you might need for spending a night in Japan’s capital. This is via the Guardian’s series on the revolution in urban living.


Ignaz Strebel is an urban geographer and senior scientist at the University of Lausanne. His research is on the social and material practices that make up and transform urban systems. Using ethnography and audio-visual projects, he currently researches building care work, energy infrastructure services and the transformation capacities of prefabricated buildings.