Kyoto International Manga Museum
Envisioning our future through the lens of craft
Inaugural symposium hosted by the Center for Innovation in Traditional Industries at Kyoto Seika University
Kyoto Seika University’s Center for Innovation in Traditional Industries will host its inaugural symposium, We-The Future Seen Through Craft on September 1st, 2019 at Kyoto International Manga Museum. Together with practitioners in the field of craft, Kyoto Seika University which has an academic area of 5 undergraduate courses as a “University of Expression” will hold discussions on the future of our society from the perspective of traditional handcrafts. In the fiscal year 2018, Kyoto Seika University was selected for the Private University Research Branding Project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and has since developed projects to research traditional cultural expressions in the context of a sustainable society.
・About the Symposium
We–The Future Seen Through Craft is a platform for discussion on social issues such as ethical consumption, ecology and labor conditions in the context of handcrafts. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations address the challenges we face today due to human activities. Our future needs to be discussed not as a group of individual I’s but as a collective we. Handcrafts are still alive and thriving in Kyoto Prefecture and the knowledge within the field of craft forms the very foundation of culture, society, economy and the natural environment. As a region known for its crafts, Kyoto has a responsibility to learn from history and initiate dialogue on the future of our society. In fiscal year 2018, Kyoto Seika University was selected for the Private University Research Branding Project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and has since developed projects to research traditional cultural expressions in the context of a sustainable society.
・Center for Innovation in Traditional Industries, Kyoto Seika University
The Center for Innovation in Traditional Industries was established in 2017 to compile and utilize the academic resources on traditional industries cultivated by Kyoto Seika University. Located in one of the world’s leading sites of craft production, the Kyoto-based center aims to build new partnerships in handcrafts across national and regional borders through research, education and public engagement.
●Date and Time: 1 September 2019 13:00-17:30 (Doors Open 12:00 noon)
●Participation: Free / Pre-registration required
MC: Kazuma Yoshimura (Vice President, Kyoto Seika University)
Oussouby Sacko (President, Kyoto Seika University)
Fish Skin as a Fashion Material and the Dyeing Techniques of Kyoto
Elisa Palomino (Pathway Leader, BA Fashion Print, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London)
Issei Matsuyama (Textile Dyer, Matsuyama Senko)
Mitsuhiro Kokita (Faculty Member, Faculty of Popular Culture, Kyoto Seika University)
Moderator: Yuji Yonehara (Director, Center for Innovation in Traditional Industries, Kyoto Seika University)
For the Next 1000 Years of Handcrafts
Takahiro Yagi (Sixth-generation Tea Caddy Maker, Kaikado)
Moderator: Takashi Kurata (Philosopher; Associate Professor, School of Science and Technology, Meiji University)
Passing the Baton to the Future
Yuta Nakamura (Faculty Member, Faculty of Art, Kyoto Seika University)
●Register here >> https://forms.gle/KWdHXTt8MVbBTH1w8
Registration will close on August 26th 2019 at 17:00.
*Due to the limited availability of seats, pre-registration will end once all seats are filled.
Host: Center for Innovation in Traditional Industries, Kyoto Seika University
Support: Kyoto Kougei Week Executive Week Executive Committee
Cooperation: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry