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Thursday 04.27.06

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Tokyo Flow


Just over a year after W+K's John Jay and design giant Teruo Kurosaki held a public discussion about the state of Portland's creatihttp://www.portlandart.net/archives/2006/04/tokyo_flow.htmlve culture and the need for more exchange between Tokyo and Portland, the dialog continues. Both Kurosaki and Jay are back, this time as part of a day-long symposium that also includes other notable guests like young designer Oki Sato and MoMA's Curator of Architecture and Design, Paola Antonelli. The theme is given as Tokyo Flow and the symposium not only contributes to the flow of dialog between Tokyo and Portland, but also takes a look at the ways in which Japanese populated culture has permeated the design world. Sessions include a discussion about otaku culture, a presentation by Sato and a panel on design strategies for the Japanese market. The evening discussion, moderated by Antonelli, takes an in-depth look at the exhibition on view in the Feldman, a collection of small objects from Tokyo collected by a group of "suitcase curators" that include Kurosaki and Sato.

The revolution segues into a party on Saturday evening with PNCA's annual gala and afterparty, "Za Kurabu," featuring Tokyo breakbeat duo Hifana of the Wieden + Kennedy TokyoLab music label.

Friday, April 28

Otaku Flow, 10:30 am – noon:
Antonia Levi, Author, Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation, Associate Professor, PSU
Carl Horn, Editor, Dark Horse Comics
Katsu Tanaka, Proprietor, Just Be Complex
Moderated by John Calvelli, Associate Professor, Communication Design, PNCA

Oki Sato Presentation, 1:30 – 3 pm
Oki Sato, Principal, nendo, Tokyo

Design Flow Portland, 3:15 – 5 pm
Chris Riley, Director, International Marketing, Apple
Sudeep Gohil, Strategist, Wieden + Kennedy
Steve McCallion, Creative Director, Ziba Design, Inc.
Moderated by Paul Platosh, Chair, Communication Design, PNCA

Design Flow Tokyo, 7 – 8:30 pm
Teruo Kurosaki, President, Idée Co., Tokyo
Oki Sato, Principal, nendo, Tokyo
John Calvelli, Associate Professor, Communication Design, PNCA
Moderated by Paola Antonelli, Curator, Architecture and Design, MoMA, New York

Tokyo Object Flow, April 28 – May 27 at the Felman Gallery
Suitcase curators:
Teruo Kurosaki, President, Idée Co., Tokyo
Oki Sato, Principal, nendo, Tokyo
John Jay, Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Howard Lichter, Creative Director, Nike Design Studio Tokyo
John Calvelli, Associate Professor, Communication Design, PNCA

Tokyo Design Revolution II: Tokyo Flow • Friday, April 28 • 10:30am • 9:30pm
Free and open to the public
Pacific Northwest College of Art – 1241 NW Johnson

Posted by Katherine Bovee on April 27, 2006 at 7:43 | Comments (0)


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