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Nakanoshima Philosophy College & Philosophy Seminar: "Public Engagement and the Community you live in #2 -- the Community Cat"

2013-2-22 (Fri) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The "community cat" is not someone's pet cat, or a stray cat, rather the "community cat" is a way of thinking existing among community residents. On the other hand, the community cat can also be the people bothered by the "community cat." In today's seminar, having invited the persons who worked on the problem of today's community cat, we will think about the intimate public nature of this community cat.

Whether you like cats or dislike them, why not join us in thinking about these matters?

Organized by: Public Engagement (PE) Unit, Clinical Philosophy Office, Osaka University

Guests: ARAI Rika, Director, Save the Cats in Nakanoshima Park Conference, Member, Osaka Municipal Animal Protection Agency; TANIGUCHI Gouichi, Member, Ownerless Cats Action Group; TSURUTA Naomi, Part-time instructor, Ritsumeikan University

Café Master: MATSUKAWA Eri, Specially Appointed Researcher, CSCD

Sponsor: Café Philo

  • Admission starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Space is limited to approximately 50 -- first come, first served.
  • Entering and exiting times are flexible.
  • 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: 2013-2-22 (Fri) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication Design (CSCD), Osaka University

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