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Design Cafe -- Is Design Needed at University? having OKUMURA Akio, Designer as a guest

2009-12-16 (Wed) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Special guest: OKUMURA Akio, designer, Kyoto University visiting professor 

Cafe masters: SHIMIZU Ryosuke, KUBOTA Tetsu, HANAMURA Chikahiro, and HONMA Naoki

Under the theme of "What are design activities and how can one pursue them at a university?" participants at this seminar will take a look at the dreams and challenges in design at Osaka University. Practicing professionals and researchers in various fields such as graphic design, video production, and landscape design will be invited to this series of seminars to give lectures.

The guest speaker at this seminar on Wednesday, December 16 is OKUMURA Akio, a designer and Kyoto University visiting professor. Under the theme of "Is design necessary for a university?", this seminar will consider design and its role at a university with Mr. OKUMURA who has worked on designing objects for Kyoto University's web site and the logo of one of its research centers, as well as similar activities at other universities.

Mr. Akio Okumura and some of his activities:

  • Currently, a designer and Kyoto University visiting professor
  • His web site is http://www.okumura-akio.com
  • Companies and organizations which he has been involved in designing the web site for are:

Rohto Pharmaceutical, Ezaki Glico, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) VI, Kyoto University

  • Companies and organizations which he has been involved in designing product packaging for are:

Ezaki Glico, Gekkeikan Sake, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, Cow Brand Soap Kyoshinsha, Kintetsu Department Store

  • Books:

Design Hakken (Design Discovery), Rikuyosha

Eto no Hon (Book about Zodia Signs), Amus Arts Press

  • Collections on display at: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Museum of Decorative Art in Munich
  • Prizes:

Suntory Encouraging Prize, Asahi Advertising Award, Hong Kong Graphic Design Award, New York ADC Prize, and others.

 

Venue: Orange Shop, 1st Floor, Building I, School of Engineering Science

There is no fee for attending this seminar. There is no need to register.

Capacity: 50

 

Date: 2009-12-16 (Wed) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Organizer: OSCD Design Project (SHIMIZU Ryosuke, KUBOTA Tetsu, HANAMURA Chikahiro, HONMA Naoki)
Sponsored: OSCD Design Project (SHIMIZU Ryosuke, KUBOTA Tetsu, HANAMURA Chikahiro, HONMA Naoki), Center for the Study of Communication-Design (OSCD), Osaka University
Venue: OSCD Orange Shop, 1st floor, School of Engineering Science, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary.
URL: http://cscd.osaka-u.ac.jp/activity/view/401
Contact: Mr. Shimizu, Center for the Study of Communication-Design (OSCD)
shimizu@cscd.osaka-u.ac.jp

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