The focus of design has been widening to include “society”. Designs that have given shapes to artifacts, such as visuals, products, architecture and the environment, have extended their scope to form new connections with people and new forms of work resulted from them. In line with this phenomenon, activities whereby “one creates the society in which one desires to live in” are springing up everywhere in Japan. Let us turn our thoughts to the resulting design, where citizens, not designers, create society.
Upon graduating from Tama Art University where he majored in Three-Dimensional Design, he joined GK Industrial Design Inc. Then, he left the design scene to study cognitive science and design at the Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba, where he graduated with a PhD in 1987. He has researched at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Tama Art University, and Stanford University. In 1998, he established the Information Design Department within the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tama Art University. Since 2015, he is the professor of design at the Fine Arts Department of the Tokyo University of the Arts.
Kyushu University, Faculty of Design
The Faculty of Design at Kyushu University explores the foundations of design with the aim of systematizing the field of design.
January 25th, 2019 (Friday), 4:30 - 6:30 pm
1F Recording Studio, Acoustic Research Center, Kyushu University Ohashi Campus
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami Ward, Fukuoka
Anyone who is interested, including outsiders, is free to attend.
Free and no reservations required.
Toru Koga (Kyushu University, Faculty of Design)