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Lab Café Special for the Railway Arts Festival - "The Power of Architecture to Affect our Perception"

2015-12-4 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00

Known since even before the Common Era, the camera obscura, which means "dark room" in Latin, utilizes phenomena found in natural photonics. In addition, prominent representatives of modern Japanese culture, such as TANIZAKI Junichiro and KAWABATA Yasunari, mentioned the power of architecture to affect our emotions. The architectural space and technological development that continue to change with the times are deeply related to our vision, touch, and bodily sensations. We've invited architect TSUKAMOTO Yoshiharu to talk with us about the power of architecture to affect our our sensations and behavior as shown in the modernization of cities, the westernization of buildings, and the relationship between windows, darkness, and light.


TSUKAMOTO Yoshiharu (Architect/Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology/Atelier Bow-Wow)

Café Master

KINOSHITA Chieko (Faculty staff, Osaka University CSCD; Steering committee member, Art Area B1)

•  Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

•  The program may be modified without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. 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.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2015-12-4 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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