The 13th Design Fundamentals Seminar, "Intersection between Photography and Design"

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Kyushu University Faculty of Design is working on the fundamentals of design studies to systematize design.

For the 13th seminar, Masuda Nobuhiro (history of photography) and Kuriyama Hitoshi (artist),  from Faculty of Design of Kyushu University, will have discussion for the topic of “Intersection between Photography and Design”. This seminar will be held online. Please feel free to join us over your favorite drinks at home. We look forward to your participation.


Historically, photography and design have been placed in a similar position as objects of theory and practice. However, we have not yet established arguments that can traverse the two domains. In this seminar, a researcher who specializes in photography (Masuda) and an artist who has utilized photography in his works (Kuriyama) attempt to  explore the intersection of photography and design, and try to have a dialogue about their possibilities.


Masuda Nobuhiro

Lecturer at Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, specializing in history and theory of photography, visual media studies. Starting from history of photography, he examines interdisciplinary images between art and science. Among many others, he has published Kagakusha no Momaku: Shintai womeguru Eizo-gijyuturon: 1880-1910 (The Scientist’s Retina: Theory of Image Technologies on Bodies, Seikyusha, 2017)


Kuriyama Hitoshi

Artist. Assistant professor, Faculty of Design of Kyushu University. He explores equivalence between “existence” and “nothingness” by means of his own production of artworks.  Among numerous activities, he has created  collateral event Glasstress (The 54th Venice Biennale. [an old glass factory site, Murano, Venice, Italy])and What Dwells Inside (S12 Galleri og Verksted, Bergen, Norway).


Please apply from the following link ( in advance.

Kyushu University Faculty of Design / School of Design, Design Futures Course



Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020: Opens at 16:00 p.m, performance starts at 16:30 p.m.







Professor Toru Koga, Design Fundamental Studies Seminar Office, Kyushu University, Faculty of Design

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