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Creative Design City Nagoya (CDCN) planned and held two events exploring Nagoya and Nanzan Universities as special projects in connection with Aichi Triennale 2013 Open Architecture*. The August event, Art Walk at Nagoya U, was a remake of the Aichi・NAGOYA Arts & Design Tour that was so popular last year.
 *Open Architecture is a program in the Triennale that provides for opening certain interesting or important structures to the public.

Aichi Triennale 2013: Open Architecture Collaborative Event 1

Report: A Walk at Nagoya University Campus Walk

In Art & Design | Nagoya University Campus Walk, with the support of the Motoyama Research Institute in the Nagoya University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, participants strolled the campus, guided with expert commentary through seldom seen structures and shown various works of art and designer furniture.

The plan called for walking the spacious campus and visiting such places as the IB Electronic Information Center, the Noyori Memorial, the ES Integrated Research Building, the Math Sciences Building, the Toyoda Auditorium, the courtyard known as the hidden garden, Project Gallery “clas” and the Phonon Cafe. Although staff members were wary of proceeding in the terrible heat, people gathered because of their interest in the content of the program. The people who responded to the advertising were mostly in their 20s or 50s, but some were in their 70s; it attracted a wide range of participants. More than 60% answered that they came because they were “interested in art, architecture and design”. It was clear that many people came with expectations for the content, answering, “It seemed like an interesting theme”. More than eighty percent of the replies to a questionnaire asking about the content of the tour and the interpreter-guides were positive.

Some of the free responses were,

“New discoveries!” “Glad I came; it was a great way to spend time, ambling around campus.” “A really interesting campus in terms of art!” “I’m glad I was able to see–with commentary–all of these things that normally I wouldn’t.”

As for the event’s content and the interpreter-guides, some of the comments were, “really great” and “very good”. We are very pleased that, in addition to meeting the expectations of the audience, this event became an opportunity to deepen, if even just a little, the understanding about art, design, and architecture.

Aichi Triennale 2013: Open Architecture Collaborative Event 1
Art & Design | Nagoya University Campus Walk
Date: Tue., August 20 2013, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Venue: Nagoya University
Organizer: Creative Design City Nagoya Organizing Committee
(Constituent organizations: City of Nagoya, International Design Center NAGOYA Inc., The Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Council of Chubu Design Organizations)
Co-organizer: The Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee
Cooperation: Motoyama Research Institute, Nagoya University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

*Find photos at CDCN Official website.