Creative Design City Nagoya 2009

From Now On:Envisioning Nagoya’s Future on the Large Scale and the Small
International New Designers Workshop
Theme :
From Now On:
Envisioning Nagoya’s Future on the Large Scale and the Small

Aiming to nurture the next generation, which is courageous in challenging conventions, the International New Designers Workshop encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration amongst academic institutions, industries and the public sector, and each workshop is made up of members from different disciplines, genders and cultural backgrounds. The workshop has been held annually since 2000. “Sustainability”, this year’s keyword, places even more focus on environmental issues. Under this keyword, participants searched for the potential assets of cities and for the “Things that we want to preserve”, “Things that must be preserved”, and “Things to convey” in Nagoya. Considering how to effectively utilize these assets, they tried designing systems and processes that guide and assist humans, in addition to designing solid objects.

Period :
November 21(Saturday) to November 27(Friday), 2009
Venue :
International Design Center Nagoya and Nagoya area
Support :
Noriko ITO
Organizing Committee of 20th Anniversary Project, Nagoya 6 Affiliates, Aichi Society of Architects and Building Engineers
Nippon Designer Geijutsu Gakuin (Photo)
Member of the Concept Planning Committee, Creative Design City Nagoya 2009
City of Nagoya
Regional Commerce Division, Civic & Economic Affairs Bureau
Urban Design Office, Housing & City Planning Bureau
Coastal Area Development Promotion Office, Housing & City Planning Bureau
Horikawa River General Development Office, Greenification & Public Works Bureau
Customer Service Division, Waterworks & Sewerage Bureau
Community Development Promotion Office, Nishi Ward Office

Nagoya Port Authority

International New Designers Workshop 2009


Participants made five teams and conducted field research from five different perspectives. At the international Design Forum, teams made their presentations about their final proposals with the designated mediums, such as maps, novelties, news papers, moving images and sign design.

A Team
B Team
C Team
D Team
E Team