CREATIVE TOKYO FORUM Designing New Futures
Date and Time: November 4, 2011 (Fri) between 10:30 – 21:00
Venue: At Meijijingu Gaien, in the specially constructed dome for TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2011
Organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
In cooperation with (provisional): Ministry of International Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Japan Tourism Agency
The CREATIVE TOKYO FORUM is the core project of CREATIVE TOKYO/TOKYO AUTUMN. It is a platform where leading figures working in international creative industries will gather to exchange opinions regarding the future potential of each field and the reformation and revival of Japanese society. Therefore, the theme of this symposium is “Designing New Futures.”
Furthermore, the forum aims to continuously expand with an increasing range of human resources and content, to firmly establish Tokyo as the center of Asian creative industries, and to convey its importance to the world.
Session 1 Creating New Japan (10:30-12:30)
Speaker: Fumio Nanjo (Director at Mori Art Musuem, Chairman of CREATIVE TOKYO FORUM)
Speaker: Yoshiharu Fukuhara (Honorary Chairman, Shiseido Company Limited)
[Keynote speech: Creating New Japan: a story which will reform our home country]
Speaker: Seigo Matsuoka (Executive Director at Editorial Engineering Laboratory and President at ISIS Editorial School)
[The future of the creative process]
Speaker: Sputniko! (Artsist, Musician), Hiroshi Nakamura (Architect), Zenta Nishida (Editor-in-chief at BRUTUS), Ken Mogi (Brain Scientist) and more.
Moderator: Naoki Ito (Creative Director at PARTY)
Session 2 Moving towards future collaboration with worldwide creative hubs (13:30-15:00)
[Strategies for Worldwide Creative hubs]
Speaker: Edmund Cheng (Chariman of National Arts Counsil, Deputy Chairman of Wing Tai Holdings Limited), Michael Lynch (Chief Executive Officer of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) and more.
Moderator: Yusaku Imamura (Counselor on Special Issue to the Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Director at Tokyo Wonder Site)
Session3 A new society driven by creativity (15:30-21:00)
[Creativity shapes the future]
Speaker: Manish Arora (Fashion Designer), Toshiyuki Inoko (CEO, TEAMLAB Inc.), Nada Debs (Furniture Designer), Masato Nakamura (Artist), Kenya Hara (Designer), Keisuke Matsushima (Chef de cuisine), Yansong Ma (Architect), Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Chief Creative Officer, Q Entertainment)
Moderator: Fumio Nanjo (Director, Mori Art Musuem)
[TOWARD CREATIVE TOKYO NIGHT]
We would like to propose that Tokyo, as the metropolis which truly embodies the Japanese creative scene, should become a city which welcomes creativity. This will be achieved through the organization of various events, the use of public relations, exchanges with the rest of the world, and the construction of creative environments. This suggestion will be made with the aims of reviving Japan and developing Tokyo as an Asian creative hub in mind.
[CREATIVE TOKYO NIGHT]
We will organize an exchange event between the speakers and the audience within the dome.
[Contact for the CREATIVE TOKYO project]
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Commerce and Information Policy Bureau,
Creative Industries Division
[Contact for the public relations]
CREATIVE TOKYO PR office at NANJO and ASSOCIATES