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Lab Café -- Intelligence and Sensitivity Network Series: Round Table Discussion on the Social Challenges of Nakanoshima #6 "Smart Community"

2015-3-20 (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 in the Yodo River. 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. This time, we'll consider the ideas and implementation of an environmentally friendly "smart community" on Nakanoshima, a 3-kilometer long sandbar in Osaka city with numerous municipal facilities.


OGAWA Takahiro (Research Fellow/Unit Leader, Nikken Sekkei Research Institute)

Cafe 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"

• Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
• The program may be modified without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. 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 of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2015-3-20 (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: CSCD, Osaka University

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