Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Location: Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC (1871 West Mall)
This rare opportunity to learn about current trends in Japanese design and architecture will feature Professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi from Musashino Art University, and Mr. Yoshifumi Nakamura, an architect and furniture designer who also teaches at the College of Industrial Technology at Nihon University. The afternoon will begin with highlights from the Design 100 Exhibition, showing in Toronto and Montreal this fall. This will be followed by a lecture by Professor Kashiwagi, who will provide a broad overview of Japanese contemporary design, which is rooted in the modernization projects of the 1920s. Mr. Nakamura, from the position of a practitioner in the field, will explain the characteristics of Japanese design. The two lecturers will reveal the depth and wide scope of Japanese design through the key words crafty, minimal, thoughtful, compact, and cute.
Lectures will be given in Japanese with English interpretation.
Presented by: Japan Foundation Toronto & UBC Library
Sponsors: Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver & UBC Asian Studies Department