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Lab Café Special featuring Railway Art Festival - "Changes in Societal Structure Brought About by Railroads"

2016-11-17 (Thu) 19:30 - 21:00

As you may already know, railways, which were born in the 19th century, dramatically changed the movement speed of products, causing a huge change in distribution. Of course, this movement speed was obviously not the only thing that railways changed. The birth and development of railways allowed people new ways to meet with people they would have never met prior, and in the present day, it has led to the creation of organizational structure of large companies that we may even take for granted. In this Lab Café, we've invited Professor BANZAWA Ayumu, an expert in railway history research from an economic perspective, to discuss with us the various structural changes in society brought about by railways.


BANZAWA Ayumu (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

Café Masters

KINOSHITA Chieko (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Center for the Study of CO✻ Design, Osaka University; Steering committee, Art Area B1); HIGO Konomi (Specially Appointed Researcher, Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University)

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: 2016-11-17 (Thu) 19:30 - 21:00
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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