Tsuwano Conference 2021 - "Community as a Place of Learning"

Tsuwano Conference 2021 - "Community as a Place of Learning"

Intended for
  • ALL
2021.12.4 Sat 9:45 - 19:00
How to apply
Online Registration

On 4 December 2021, Osaka University Center for the Study of CO*Design will officially co-sponsor the Tsuwano Conference 2021 on the theme of "Community as a Place of Learning." Practitioners from across Japan and internationally will discuss the possibilities of "learning" in placemaking, regenerating economies, creativity and other topics. The conference will take in the town of Tsuwano, Shimane Prefecture, with online sessions available via Zoom for participants across Japan and international. Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided from the Zoom sessions.

For those interested to participate in the online sessions please register via Zoom:


09.45-10.00: Orientation

10.00-11.25: Communities and Citizens (including online participation via Zoom)

Presenters: Jay Tompt (Totnes REconomy Center), Hiroshi Abe (Kaze to Sochi to) and Gaku Hara (ADDress).
The session will be moderated by Masayasu Onishi, SocioDesign Inc.

11.35-13.00: Placemaking and Creativity (including online participation via Zoom)

Presenters: Eisuke Tachikawa (Nosigner) and Motoko Tanaka (Ground Level).
The session will be moderated by Ayako Matsumoto (Osaka University)

13.00-14.00: Lunchbreak

14.00-17.00: Unconference (parts 1 and 2)

Coordinated by Cihangir Istek (Osaka University).

Students from Tsuwano High School and Osaka University will collaborate with the conference participants to explore a range of issues facing the town under the themes of food, farming, forestry, local industry, mobility, next generation education, vacant properties and the environment.

17.30-19.00: Learning Communities Open Up New Possibilities for Place-Making (including online participation via Zoom)

Presenters: Jonathan Dawson (Schumacher College), Mikae Koyama (Transition Fujino) and Alex Walker (Ekopia, Findhorn Ecovillage).
(The session will be moderated by Goro Yamazaki (Osaka University).)

Organizer: Tsuwano Town and Culture Creation Center + JIMICRO
Co-organizer: Osaka University CO*DESIGN CENTER
In cooperation with: Tsuwano Gakubimirai Foundation, Founding Base, Totnes REconomy Centre, Schumacher College, Findhorn Ecovillage, Transition Fujino Supported by Tago-ke Corporation, IDEAL COOP Inc.

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