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Workshop Designer Café - The Mastermind Putting Workshop Designers (WSD) to Use in Society

2016-7-8 (Fri) 19:30 - 21:30

In order to train experts in creating spaces for communication, Workshop Designer Training Programs have been held at Osaka University, Aoyama Gakuin University, and Tottori University, and the over 1,000 graduates of these programs have gone on to thrive in various environments. We've invited directors from the NPO Workshop Designer Promotion Institute West Japan, who perform quality assurance and follow-ups with these workshop designers, to talk with us about how they have created places for graduates of this program to thrive, what kind of places they will create with graduates moving forward, and the possibilities they hold.


NAKAWAKI Kenji (President, Ba To Koto Lab/Director, NPO Workshop Designer Promotion Institute)

OZEKI Haruka (Hinodeya Ecolife Laboratory; Director, NPO Workshop Designer Promotion Institute)

Café Master

MATSUOKA Sakiko (Specially Appointed Researcher, CO Design Center, Osaka University)

In cooperation with

Osaka University Workshop Designer Training Program

NPO Workshop Designer Promotion Institute

•  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: 2016-7-8 (Fri) 19:30 - 21:30
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
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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