Holding of an open symposium "Creative Dialogue and Commitment to the Environment"

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TitleHolding of an open symposium "Creative Dialogue and Commitment to the Environment"
Time18:30 - 21:30
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Wonder Site, and the Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
United Nations University
Ministry of the Environment (planned)
Shibuya Aoyama Landscape Formation Organization, NPO and Global Environment Information Centre (GEIC)
※Simultaneous translation & Sign-Language interpret service
U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University (5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)


Tokyo Wonder Site is an art center that provides a forum for projects and activities that examine the issue of how artists and creators can get involved with the various challenges faced by the modern society. In FY2009, we will put the spotlight on environmental issues, and carry out a project transcending across the fields of environment, art and education. The project will comprise exhibitions and collaborative studio programs (workshops) with the environment as the main theme. Amid growing concerns over the climate change crisis caused by global warming, this project will tackle a myriad of issues, including how individuals engaged in art and culture can get involved with environmental problems, what sort of contributions they can make, and how they should communicate these issues to young people, who will lead the next generation.

As part of this project and the Tokyo Culture Creation Project, we will hold an open symposium as outlined below. The symposium will feature lectures by experts who will address the most up-to-date environmental issues, as well as reports on diverse activities that combine art and environment and are implemented using drifted waste. Through this symposium we will tackle the issues of art and environment from both global and local perspectives.

1. Program
  • [ I ] Lectures (18:30 - 19:45)
    Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Prof. of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Univ. of Tokyo Graduate School, Vice-Rector, the United Nations Univ.)
    Eiji Hosoda (Prof. of Economics, Keio Univ.)

  • [ II ] Panel Discussion (20:00 - 21:30)
    A panel discussion will be held with the participation of artists whose work is inspired by environmental issues, such as drifted waste. 
    Hiroshi Fuji (Artist)
    Tokuyuki Nishimura (Teacher, Elementary School, Univ. of Tsukuba)
    Shinji Ohmaki (Artist)
    Shiro Takatani (Artist)
    Yodogawa Technic (Artist)
    Kosuke Tsumura (Designer, director of FINAL HOME, Prof. of Musashino Art Univ.)
    Yuji Yoshikawa (Professional Long Boarder)
    Chris Wainwright (Head of Colleges Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon, Univ. of the Arts London)
    Kazuhiko Takeuchi
    Eiji Hosoda

     Norio Iguchi (Professor, School of Cultural and Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin Univ.; President, Shibuya Aoyama Landscape Formation Org., NPO)
    Yusaku Imamura (Director, Tokyo Wonder Site)

[ I ] Lectures

[ I ] Lectures

[ II ] Panel Discussion

[ II ] Panel Discussion

2. Application for participation  

(1) Entrance Fee: Free
(2) How to apply: Forward the following information to the FAX number or email address listed below: number of people wishing to participate (up to two persons per group), name of representative, address, phone number, fax number and email address. FAX:+81-3-5766-3742 Email: symposium2009@tokyo-ws.org 
(3) Number of participants: 300 people (In case the number of applications exceeds the quota, participants will be chosen by lottery.)
(4) Application deadline: July 24, 2009 (Fri.) (Fax and email received on the deadline date are valid) 

3. Others
  • For inquiries and requests for coverage of the event,
    Contact: Horie, Arts Program Section, TWS Aoyama 
    TEL: +81-3-5766-3732 FAX: +81-3-5766-3742

  • For inquiries and requests for coverage of the Tokyo Culture Creation Project,
    Contact: Miyanaga and Oishi, Section of Promoting Cultural Activities,
    Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office
    TEL: +81-3-5638-8800 FAX: +81-3-5638-8811
    Email: info@bh-project.jp

U Thant International Conference Hall (3rd Floor),
United Nations Univ.
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 MAP

- A ten-minute walk from Shibuya Station.
- A five-minute walk from the subway Omotesando station (Exit B2, Chiyoda, Ginza and Hanzomon Lines).
- The United Nations Univ. Headquarters is located next to the Children's Castle Build. (Kodomo no Shiro) and opposite Aoyama Gakuin Univ..

What is the Tokyo Culture Creation Project?

The Tokyo Culture Creation Project is a project executed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, in collaboration with various arts organizations. The Project aims to create Tokyo's unique art and culture, and nurture children through arts. It includes events and festivals in a variety of art fields, art programs realized through active collaboration between citizens of Tokyo and artists, and experiential programs for children.

Participating Creator

FUJI Hiroshi