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HIRATA Oriza Special Lecture (Tokyo University of the Arts/Osaka University) Special Lecture: "Modern Art and Future Society"

2016-2-7 (Sun) 13:00 - 19:00

Playwright and director HIRATA Oriza (Specially Appointed Professor, Art Innovation Center, Tokyo University of the Arts/Visiting Professor, Osaka University) has opened up our vision of society through his fusion of leading-edge technology and art, which can be seen in his robot theater. We'll hear from him about what modern art can give to society of the future. This talk will also cover the challenge of how the arts can relate to vital issues such as regional problems, disaster, and immigration.

If interaction with art allows us to know one another, then it should be impossible to remove "communication" and "openness" from art activity in which we can enjoy benefit from others.
This intensive lecture will span 6 hours, with plenty of time for questions.
Let's use this opportunity to discuss "Modern Art and Future Society" at length with Mr. Hirata.

Date and Time:

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 13:00~19:00


Lecture Theater, 2F, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University Toyonaka Campus (#6 on this map of the Toyonaka Campus)

How to Apply:

Please send an email entitled "HIRATA Oriza Special Lecture" with (1) your name, (2) your affiliation, and (3) your contact information (telephone number or e-mail address) to the e-mail address listed below:

osipp-inamorikoza(at) (Please replace (at) with @ when contacting this address.)

This lecture is free to attend.

Capacity has been reached for this event. Applications are no longer being accepted. [updated: February 3, 2016]

*This special lecture is held as a part of the elective course, Body/Culture in the Public Ethics and Social Innovation in International Cooperation Activities (Inamori Foundation) endowed course. In Workshop: Body/Culture, we discuss the relationship between public ethics and social innovation and modern art, in particular, modern art that uses the body as a medium, such as dance.

Date: 2016-2-7 (Sun) 13:00 - 19:00
Organizer: Inamori Foundation Endowed Chair, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka Univeristy
Venue: Lecture Theater, 2F, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University Toyonaka Campus
Registration: Registration by email is required for this event.
Contact: OSIPP Office for Inamori Endowed Courses

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