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Labo Café Special & Railway Talk between MATSUOKA Seigo and KAWASAKI Kazuo

2013-10-23 (Wed) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

An man of Out-Standing intellect, MATSUOKA Seigo, and an uncommon designer, KAWASAKI Kazuo, will have genuine discussion on Wednesday, October 23. They worked together on the legendary event of 2008, "Renjuku Japan Deep 2:  'Longing for the Pure Land, Playing in the Present Moment.'"
While Mr. MATSUOKA proposes new approaches to anything and everything through the application intellect, both the known and the unknown, Dr. KAWASAKI uses Inochi (Life), Kimochi (Feeling) and Katachi (Form) in forming the core philosophy for his work. They will discuss their thoughts on intelligence [also pronounced "chi" in Japanese], life, feeling, and form.
MATSUOKA Seigo, Director, Editorial Engineering Laboratory, producer, Railway Arts Festival
KAWASAKI Kazuo, Design Director,  Professor emeritus, Osaka University, Nagoya City University
Cafe masters: KINOSHITA Chieko, faculty staff, CSCD, Osaka University

  • Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • 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: 2013-10-23 (Wed) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concorse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration by email is required. Entitle your email "Railway Talk Series".
Contact: Art Area B1

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