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IdcN 10th Anniversary Commemorative Project
International Conference “Design for Social Innovations”

Renowned speakers from the industries, the governments and the creative communities from around the world will be presented.

Programme 1
The Social Designers: Design for Real Needs
Through interactive discussions, this session gave the new perspectives of how our young generation coming from a diversity of cultural backgrounds use design to develop new visions and scenarios on how we can contribute towards cultural diversity and social responsibility.
Sun. January 21, 2007 2:00 – 5:00pm (Capacity: 50 persons, English/Japanese interpretation)
Venue: Design Gallery, 4F IdcN, NADYA PARK

Coordinator: Don KONISHI
Panelists: Hu Xiaowei (China), Chau Chiu Man (HongKong), Hung LAM (Hong Kong), Amitai Burstein (Israel), Oded Ezer (Israel), Carlos Manuel Gonzalez Manjarrrez (Mexico), Wesam Mazhar Haddad (Jordan), Park So Young (South Korea), Helen Ho Lai-Ching (Singapore), Lee Tze Ming (Singapore), Wilhelm Chiang (Taiwan)

Programme 2
International Conference “Design for Social Innovations”
Mon. January 22, 2007 11:00am – 5:30pm (Capacity: 500 persons, English/Japanese simultaneous interpretation)
Venue: Artpia Hall, 11F IdcN, NADYA PARK

Session1 ‘Cultural Diversity & Lifestyles’
What is design in the service of society? In a world where lifestyles are becoming more diversified, traditional values towards home, family and work are now collapsing. How do we use our creative visions to impact the social fabric and improve everyday life?

Coordinators: Takaharu Tezuka & Yui Tezuka
Panelists: Fumie Shibata, Yoshiko Watanabe, Annabelle Favreau (Spain)

Session2 ‘Creative Industries & The New Generation’
How do we cultivate a future generation who have the power and passion to apply their skills to make a difference in our everyday life?

Coordinators: Atsunori Hiraga, Shinichi Yamamura
Panelists: Aoshi Kudo, Kazuaki Nakamura, Kageki Shimoda

Session3 ‘Design for Social Innovations’
Through propositions of policies, of products, of spaces, technology innovation and experiences, we will illustrate how design is truly about changing people and that positive and appropriate solutions can and should be created in order to construct a better global system.

Coordinators: Kazuo Kawasaki,Ph.D., Jennifer Leonard (U.S.A)
Panelists: Indrasen Vencatachellum (France), Toshio Fukuda, Wahei Hirai

Venue(s) Access

1: Design Gallary
2: Artpia Hall

Date(s) 1: Sun., January 21 2007, 14:00-17:00
2: Mon., January 22 2007, 11:00-17:30
Admission Free

International New Designers Workshop Organizing Committee, IdcN Commemorative Project Organizing Committee (Constituent organizations: City of Nagoya, International Design Center NAGOYA Inc.)

Co-organaizer(s). etc.

Co-organizer: UNESCO, Sponsor: ASUSTek Computer Inc., Supporters: Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Embassy of Isreal, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau, Japan Design Foundation, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc,The Organization of Advertising Creation, Architecture Institute of Japan, The Japan Institute of Architecture, Japan Institute of Architect Aichi Society of Architects & Building Engineers

Related content(s) Live Talk “The Social Designers: Design for Real Needs” (Event Schedule)
Exhibition “The Social Designers: Design for Real Needs” (Event Schedule)
Portfolio Review (Event Schedule)

IdcN Commemorative Project “Design for Social Innovations” (Flyer image)