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Design Café - dot architects on Venice's Biennale International Architecture Show

2016-7-6 (Wed) 19:00 - 21:00

The Venice Biennale is like the Olympics of the arts, taking place all around Italy's island city of Venice. First held in 1895, this exhibit has an over 100 year history, and one could also call it the originator of the international exhibits that now take place all over the world. What started as just an art exhibit has now expanded into music, film, and theater, and in 1980, the International Architecture Exhibit, now being held for the 15th time, was started. This exhibit is held with each country selecting representatives for their respective pavilion, and in the Japan Pavilion, 12 groups of young architects participated under the title of "en: art of nexus," receiving a special mention. One of these groups, dot architects, has also undertaken design and construction for a number of exhibits at Art Area B1, and we've invited them to introduce their submissions to the Biennale and talk about this international exhibit.


IENARI Toshikatsu, SHAKUSHIRO Takeshi, DOI Wataru, TERADA Hidefumi (dot architects)

Café Masters

KINOSHITA Chieko, KUBOTA Tetsu (Steering committee members, Art Area B1)

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: 2016-7-6 (Wed) 19:00 - 21:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Sponsored: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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