Collecting Future Japan

Sputniko! – "Tranceflora – Amy’s Glowing Silk"
External event - V & A

Friday 27 May, 2016
10:00am BST - 5:15pm BST

Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A

£35, £30 (concessions) £15 Students
Book online or call 020 7942 2211

This one-day international conference will examine emerging trends in Japanese design and consider what kinds of objects museums such as the V&A should be collecting now and in the future.

With thanks to the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO) and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC)


10.00 -10.30 Registration and coffee

10.30 Welcome and Introduction
Matilda Pye, Department of Learning, V&A
Hidehito Murato, Toshiba International Foundation

Chair Mami Mizutori, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

10.45 Japanese Design History since 1945
Sarah Teasley, Head of Programme, History of Design, Royal College of Art

11.15 Collecting Future Japan
Moderator: Sarah Teasley, Royal College of Art

Rupert Faulkner, Senior Curator, Japan, V&A
Martin Barnes, Senior Curator, Photographs, V&A
Ikko Yokoyama, Curator, M+, Hong Kong
Sunny Cheung, Curator, Shekou Design Museum, V&A

12.30 The Making of Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design
Rossella Menegazzo, University of Milan

13.00 Lunch

Chair Anna Jackson, Keeper, Asian Department, V&A

14.00 A Life with Muji
Kazuko Koike, co-founder and member of advisory board, MUJI, and Professor Emeritus, Musashino Arts University

14.30 Connected Communities of Practice
Keiji Ashizawa, designer, Tokyo
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, designer, London
Shin Egashira, AA School of Architecture

15.30 Refreshments

16.00 Towards the Future
Moderator: Lena Fritsch, Assistant Curator, International Art, Tate
Marie Foulston, Curator, Video Games, V&A
Reiko Sudo, textile designer and co-founder of Nuno
Sputniko! Assistant Professor, Design Fiction Group, MIT Media Lab

17.00 Closing Remarks , Professor Toshio Watanabe, SISJAC and TrAIN, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL

17.15 Close

18.30 Opportunity to visit Neo Nipponica Friday Late at the V&A

£35, £30 (concessions) £15 Students
Book online or call 020 7942 2211

The programme is subject to change without warning

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