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Call for participants! "Design in Japan / Understanding Japanese Design 2021"

October 6 to December 22, 2021

Launched in 2020, “Design in Japan / Understanding Japanese Design” is a special course in which faculty members from diverse fields of specializations, such as architecture, sound, art, and welfare, introduce Japanese design from their respective points of view. The course provides a rare opportunity to learn about design from a wide variety of disciplines in one place.

This course targets mainly students of the School of Design and Graduate School of Design at Kyushu University. The subject title is “Design in Japan” in the Graduate School, “Understanding Japanese Design” in the School of Design. All lectures are offered in English. International students or students interested in international exchange are welcome to attend.

The course is part of the “Program for Understanding Japan” and it is open to students from all schools and graduate schools of Kyushu University.

[Program]
#1 Introduction
Date: October 6 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Moe Shimomura
Venue: Room 511, Building 5 at Ohashi Campus

#2 Can “kids” DESIGN?
Date: October 13 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: LOH Wei Leong, Leon
Venue: Online

#3 Post Product Design that Expresses Japanese Aesthetics
Date: October 20 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Yoshitaka SUGIMOTO
Venue: Room 511, Building 5 at Ohashi Campus

#4 Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Japan
Date: October 27 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Masaaki IWAMOTO
Venue: Online

#5 – 8 Excursion “Japanese Traditions”
We will visit the city of Yanagawa, located in southern Fukuoka prefecture. Highlights of the day include a lecture by urban designer Barrie Shelton on an overview of Japanese spatial design and Yanagawa water-town, a river punting trip, a workshop to make the traditional crafts of Sagemon or a visit to Kamachi ware.
Date: November 3 (Wednesday, National holiday) 9 am – 8 pm
Instructor: Moe SHIMOMURA
Venue: Yanagawa City

#9 Sound and Music in Japan 1
Date: November 10 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Daryl JAMIESON
Venue: Recording Studio, Acoustic Research Center in Ohashi Campus

#10 Sound and Music in Japan 2
Shakuhachi player Mr. Shozan Hasegawa will give a demonstration on Japanese sounds and music.
Date: November 17 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Daryl JAMIESON
Guest Lecturer:Shozan HASEGAWA
Venue: Recording Studio, Acoustic Research Center in Ohashi Campus

#11 Site-Specific Art
Date: November 24 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Hitoshi KURIYAMA

#12 Japanese Life and Welfare
Date: December 1 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Ping Yeap LOH
Venue: Room 511, Building 5 at Ohashi Campus

#13 Post Human Centered Design in the Japanese Context
Date: December 8 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Tokushu INAMURA

#14 Presentation & Discussion
Date: December 15 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Moe SHIMOMURA
Venue: Room 511, Building 5 at Ohashi Campus

#15 Presentation & Discussion
Date: December 22 (Wednesday) 4th period
Instructor: Moe SHIMOMURA
Venue: Room 511, Building 5 at Ohashi Campus

[Venue]
Room 511, 1F of Building 5 in Ohashi Campus/ Recording Studio, Acoustic Research Center in Ohashi Campus/ Online
All lectures will also be held in both offline and online modes. Please note the University may decide to shift lectures online-only due to the concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.

[Number of credits]
2

[Language]
English

[Participation fee]
For those who participate in the excursion, a participation fee of the punt tour at JPY 1,480 will apply, and you shall make the payment on the first lecture (#1 Introduction).
Make sure you are covered by the “Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (Gakkensai)” before the excursion. You can check your current enrollment status at the Student Affairs Section.
Lunch is not included in the participation fee, so feel free to explore meal options in the area.
The participation fee will be refunded if the excursion is cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.

[How to enroll in this course]
Please fill in the following information and submit it to the International Office, Faculty of Design (intl-ofc@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp) by email. If you have any questions or additional requests for us, please feel free to send us together with your application.

Application for “Design in Japan / Understanding Japanese Design”
1. Student number
2. Full name
3. Are you allergic to any food or medicines, or have you had any anaphylactic symptoms, if yes, please specify? (Yes/No)
4. If you are at risk of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), do you have a self-injection device (EpiPen) with you? (Yes/No)
Note: We will visit Yanagawa by the Kyushu University Bus. Please let us know if you have any special needs or requirements.

Application deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021

Please visit here to see the course in 2020.

Target

Students at the Kyushu University School of Design and Graduate School of Design. Students from other schools and graduate schools of Kyushu University are also eligible to take this course.

Fee

1,480 yen

Contact

Kyushu University Faculty of Design, International Office

intl-ofc(a)design.kyushu-u.ac.jp

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Number of collaborative research results:44

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Percentage of international students: 20%