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Lab Café / "The Network of Knowledge and Emotion" Series: Round Table Discussion on the Social Challenges of Nakanoshima #4 (Information • Network)

2015-2-27 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00

Osaka Nakanoshima is a unique area that embodies the essence of Osaka's nickname "the city of water" with a variety of vital components of society, such as various business headquarters, media and cultural establishments, and even Osaka city hall, all on a small island near the sea. During this round table session, we'll focus on the individual while discussing the social challenges of Nakanoshima and ideas that will lead us to possible resolutions. Our guest for this session will be OHSAKO Chikara, the editor of the community magazine "Gekkan Tomin," and expert on many facets of Nakanoshima.


OHSAKO Chikara (Editor, 140B "Gekkan Tomin")

Café Masters:

UEKURI Masaru, KUROKAWA Ken'ichi (Nakanoshima Machimirai Committee Bureau); MATSUBARA Mayumi (President, Nakanoshima Banks de sign de); KINOSHITA Chieko (Staff, Osaka University CSCD)

With Support by:

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"

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.


•Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

•Please be advised that the details of this event are subject to change without notice.

•This program is being brought to you by a collaborative effort by the project team and cooperation from those mentioned above.

Date: 2015-2-27 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00
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: No registration is needed.
Contact: Osaka University Communication Design Center (CSCD)

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