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Lab Café Special & Project Meeting "Art and Survival #3"

2014-12-22 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

As implied by the phrase "Man shall not live by bread alone," art is closely entwined with one's existence as well as relationships with lifestyle, others, and nature. In this café, participants will discuss the different aspects and possibilities of living with art in relation to one's social situation and ideas.

Café Masters:

  • HONMA Naoki, KINOSHITA Chieko, KUBOTA Tetsu, faculty members, CSCD, Osaka University
  • UEDA Kanayo, poet; representative and director, Cocoroom
  • YAMAGUCHI Hironori, Assistant Manager, Outen-in Temple, Jodo-shu [Pure Land Buddhism]
  • HIGUCHI Sadayuki, Director, Arts NPO Link Office

In cooperation with: Group for Setting up an Art Council in Osaka


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

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.

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.

Date: 2014-12-22 (Mon) 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)
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication Design (CSCD)

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