International Collaborations 2008-2009
Oriental Domestic Culture & Design
|Organized by||Department of Architecture in cooperation with Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London (CHELSEA) (UK)|
Students from the Interior Design Course at the Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design conducted a joint research project with two leading art and design universities in China and Korea. This project aimed to develop an East Asian design culture sphere by bringing together various cultural backgrounds and sharing their views. The project was supported by INAX Ltd.
International Transportation Design Forum
|Organized by||Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design|
Students from the Industrial Design Course at the Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design participated in the International Transportation Design Forum 2008 held at the University Pforzheim (Germany) at which influential design schools worldwide gathered to present their works and to exchange their perspectives on transportation design.
Japan-Korea Student Collaboration
|Organized by||Department of Arts Policy and Management in cooperation with Duksung Women’s University (Korea) and Hongik University (Korea)|
Professors and students from the Department of Arts Policy and Management visited two Korean universities and conducted a workshop. They worked on the topic of picture books which is a unique medium consisting of the elements of both words and images. This project aimed to provide students with opportunities to present their works and exchange their perspectives.
Spatial Design in Asia and the United States of America
|Organized by||Department of Scenography, Display, and Fashion Design|
Staff and students from the Department of Scenography, Display, and Fashion Design worked with universities in Indonesia, Korea and America, countries in which spatial design is a popular discipline, to study the relationship between traditional cultures and universal modernity, as well as that between nature and human beings.
The Nihonga - Japanese Painting Now
|Organized by||Department of Japanese Painting|
Faculty and students from the Department of Japanese Painting held an exhibition at LA Artcore Brewery Annex in Los Angeles, and conducted a demonstration on the traditional method of Japanese Painting using mineral pigments made from soil collected in Los Angeles. This project aimed to provide students with firsthand experience in organizing an exhibition and promoting Japanese Painting worldwide.
Cultural Library: A Style Encyclopedia of Different Aspects of Culture
|Organized by||Department of Design Informatics in cooperation with Koeln International School of Design (Germany) and University of the Arts London (UK)|
Professors from the Department of Design Informatics visited two leading design universities and conducted a workshop on the topic of “Sustainability and Mobility”. This project aimed to survey and compile information on lifestyles, social structures, linguistic culture, styles in the formative arts etc. and build a database for use as a design education resource.
Traversing Territories #3
|Organized by||Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences in cooperation with The Nottingham Trent University (UK)|
Faculty and students from the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences organized joint workshops and events. They conducted reciprocal university visits, worked together and conducted individual presentations. This project aimed to enable students to work together with different histories and cultures in order to break new ground in media expression.
International Art Workshop Exchange Program
Joint Workshop with Royal University College of Fine Arts (Sweden)
Musashino Art University and Royal University of Fine Arts (Sweden) organized two workshops, one in Tokyo and one in Stockholm, focusing on the topic, “What is the material for artists?”. Students participated in reciprocal workshops and held group exhibitions. This project aimed to provide students with the opportunity to learn various approaches to material.
International Sculpture Workshop
Joint Sculpture Workshop with the University of the Arts (Germany) and the Athens Academy of Fine Arts (Greek)
Three universities, one each from Germany, Greece, and Japan, conducted a joint sculpture workshop in Berlin. The workshop consisted of two sessions; one using the pre-set material of stone, and another using material from nature and making spontaneous sculpture. This project gave students the opportunity to work intensively with artists from different cultural backgrounds.