Announcement of "web3.0 X metaverse X design for future food, clothing, and shelter" workshop

March 24th, 2022

The Strategic Design Course of Kyushu University Graduate School of Design will hold a PBL-style workshop entitled “web3.0 X metaverse X designing the future of food, clothing, and housing”.

web3.0 X metaverse X design for future food, clothing, and shelter” is a social design initiative started by Animoca Brands Japan, Fukuoka City Bureau of Economic, Tourism, Culture, and Kyushu University.

This educational program aims to think together with the general public about how to design a society based on the two-sided nature of the possibilities and anxieties that new innovations such as web3.0 and the Metaverse will bring. Specifically, based on the initiatives of Animoca Brands Japan and a lecture on social design by Dai Tamura of Re:public Inc. we think the design for future food, clothing, and shelter.
We look forward to your participation!

[Guest Speaker]
Kyoya Okazawa (Executive Vice President, Animoca Brands Japan)
He is 51 years old and born on June 9, 1970, in Yokohama. 慶應義塾大学経済学部卒。After working at UBS Securities and Credit Suisse Securities, he joined BNP Paribas Securities. Based in Hong Kong, he was previously Head of BNP Paribas Global Markets Japan and Korea, Head of Corporate and Institutional Sales for Asia, and Head of Research for Asia. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of Animoca Brands, Inc.

Hiroshi Tamura (Co-Chairman, Re:public Inc.)
B.A. in Psychology, Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo, and Ph. In 2009, he co-founded and became the director of the at the University of Tokyo, where he has been an executive fellow since 2013. He is currently a visiting professor at Kyushu University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He co-authored many books, including “How to Create World-Changing Innovations the University of Tokyo Way.

[General Facilitator]
Yasuyuki Hirai (Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)

[How to hold a meeting]
The online conferencing tool “ZOOM” will be used.
The URL for distribution will be sent to those who have registered for the event via an e-mail notification just before the event.
If you do not receive it, it may be in your “junk folder,” etc. Please be sure to check your spam folder.

[Application Method and Deadline]
Please apply using the application-only Google Form.
Application deadline: Wednesday, March 23, noon
Please apply individually, even if multiple participants from the same organization.

18:30-18:40 Overview presentation Yasuyuki Hirai
18:40-19:10 “Animoca Brands’ Approach” Kyoya Okazawa
19:10-19:40 “Perspectives from Social Design” Dai Tamura
19:40-20:30 “Future Food, Clothing and Housing” design workshop (for 20 participants only)
20:30-21:00 Presentations (4 teams X 5 minutes) and summary

Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

Animoca Brands Japan
Fukuoka City
Kyushu University Business School (QBS)
Robert T.Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University (QREC)


March 24th, 2022, 18:30-21:00




Workshop: 20 people, Audience only: 100 people *Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be closed when the number of applicants reaches the limit.




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