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Lab Café's Opening Meeting relationship between art/culture and business

2014-2-18 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Abenomics and the Tokyo Olympic Games have given a boost to the Japanese economy; however, will this stimulus carry over, influencing art and culture as well? In this café, café master KINOSHITA Chieko and OSHIMA Santo will talk frankly, presenting both the public and private viewpoints, about the relationship between art/culture and business.

Mr. Oshima has served as a curator at art gallery in the Tokyo Opera City Tower and Suntory Museum in Tenpozan and is currently involved in the improvement of infrastructure at the Kansai Osaka 21st Century Association.

Individuals persevering in art and the various challenges associated with it are cordially invited to this cafe.

Guest: OSHIMA Santo, chief producer, Kansai Osaka 21st Century Association, curator
Cafe master: KINOSHITA Chieko, faculty staff, CSCD, Osaka University

  • Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • The program may be modified from what is noted here.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse on the 1st basement of the Naniwabashi Station was set up as the Art Area B1 at the time of opening of the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line on October 19, 2008. Starting then, the project to make the station a center of artistic communication commenced.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1 is the "Lab Café," designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. The Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

Date: 2014-2-18 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway), Kaitokudo for the 21st Century
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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