November 17 (Sun) 17:00-
The shape of clothes did not undergo drastic changes, but in recent years, there are increasingly active movements raising ethical issues related to fashion including the advancement in information technologies and the worsening environmental problems. How will our clothes, the act of wearing, change in the future?
Moderator Kaname Murakami (editor-in-chief, WWD JAPAN.com) will speak with Shiho Fukuhara (bioartist) and Kazuya Kawaki (speculative designer) who carry out diverse projects all around the world, with a particular focus on bringing together biotechnologies and art.
Date and time: November 17 (Sun), 17:00-18:00 (doors open at 16:45)
Speculative Fashion Designer
Kazuya is fashion designer, who has received numerous awards including the Global Change Award by H&M Foundation, Japan Media Art Festival: Art Division, Dezeen Design Award Longlist, YouFab Global Creative Award 2017, Wired Creative Hack Award 2017 and STARTS Prize 2017. He was also selected for one of the top 20 global design graduates by Dutch Design Week, World Design Event and Design Indaba, and he was nominated as one of the “Tech-Skin Innovator” for Future Innovator Summit Tokyo 2018 by the Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative. He is currently in a doctoral course in the X-design program at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University SFC.
Obtained a bachelor’s degree from Central Saint Martins in 2001, and a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in 2003. Since 2007, she has been based in Japan, where she established the artistic research framework BCL. Since 2014, she has focused on the question of how the relationship between technology and crafts, and between physicality, aesthetics, and materiality critically mediates our consciousness, and is currently developing new technologies and a platform for endowing everyday clothes with intelligence.
Editor-in-chief, WWD JAPAN.com
Born 1977 in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. After graduating from Tohoku University, he joined Shizuoka Shimbun as an investigative reporter for the local news section. He subsequently left the job to study fashion journalism at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He joined INFAS Publications after returning to Japan, and has held the current post since 2017.