Creative Design City Nagoya 2009

From Now On:Envisioning Nagoya’s Future on the Large Scale and the Small
International Design Forum

Part 1

●New Designers Workshop 2009 Public

Guest (Workshop Directors)

Apex LIN, Pang-Soong
Apex LIN, Pang-Soong
(Graphic Designer/Taipei, Taiwan)
Choi, Kyung Ran
CHOI, Kyung Ran
(Industrial Designer/Seoul, Korea)
Anthony Ganjou
Anthony GANJOU
(CURB – The Natural Media/London, UK)
(Graphic Designe/Nagoya, Japan)
Kazushige MIYAKE
Kazushige MIYAKE
(Product Designer/Tokyo, Japan)
(Poet/Nagoya, Japan)
(Anthropologist/Nagoya, Japan)
Ko Yamada
(Photogrpher, Media Artist/Nagoya, Japan)

Part 2

●Keynote Address: Towards a Synergy-of-Synergies
Keynote speaker :
  • (Professor of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London/London, U.K.)
Before becoming Professor of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London John Wood was Deputy Head of its Fine Art Department for ten years. He sits on many editorial panels, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architect’s ‘Building Futures Advisory Group’ and an advisor to several organizations and companies. His early work as an artist in the 1970’s led him to systems theory, which, in turn, encouraged him to reflect upon the biosphere as a whole system. He subsequently invented several energy-generating devices and has since published extensively on environmental and design-related issues. In 1989 he wrote the first design degree to focus on the need for a more entrepreneurial, creative, ethical and ecological approach to professional practice. This was shortly followed by his launch of his Design Futures masters programme.
John Wood’s most recent book ‘Designing for Micro-Utopias; thinking beyond the possible’ (Gower, 2007) is one of more than a hundred publications that seek to reconcile ethical, environmental and philosophical aspects of design. He is currently working on two books about ‘metadesign’ that will focus on its ethical and practical aspects. These represent the culmination of 5 years of research into ‘design synergy’ and ‘metadesign’, funded by AHRC and EPSRC. In 2001, he co-founded the ‘Attainable Utopias’ Network, a Think-Tank for re-designing design’s contribution to future societies and, in the same year, he co-founded the Writing-PAD Network, which now has more than 60 partner universities, mainly in English-speaking countries. This is supported by the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (Intellect), which he co-edits with Julia Lockheart. John has Worked in a consultative role with a range of organizations. Recent work includes projects for Arup & Partners, Ag8 (for Ridley Scott Associates), Evoasis, Wolff Olins, Futerra, Space Doctors (BBC), the Ministry of Culture, South Korea.
●Panel Discussion

Speakers from network cities

Doyun LEE
(Coordinator for UNESCO Programs of the Creative Cities Network and Arts Education, Division of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries, Culture Sector, UNESCO)
The City of
Buenos AiresMarcos AMADEO
(Deputy General Director, General Direction of Creative Industries, General Direction of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Development, Government of the City of Buenos Aires)
The City of
BerlinJöerg SUERMANN
(CEO of DMY Berlin GmbH & Co. KG)
The City of
MontrealMarie-Josée LACROIX
Marie-Josée LACROIX
(Design Commissioner and Director, of the Design Bureau, Department of Urban and Economic Planning, City of Montreal)
The City of
KobeTakafumi INOUE
Takafumi INOUE
(Director General. Design City Promotion Project, Planning and Coordination Bureau, City of Kobe)
The City of
ShenzhenXiaoming WANG
Xiaoming WANG
(President of Shenzhen Creative Culture Center)
The City of
NagoyaYasuyuki Ito
Yasuyuki ITO
(Associate Professor, School of Design & Architecture, Nagoya City University)
ModeratorTakayuki Ikegawa
Takayuki IKEGAWA
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, Nagoya University)