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Pavilion Tokyo 2021 is a public arts intervention featuring former #DI Speaker Sou Fujimoto
Sou Fujimoto’s whimsical Cloud Pavilion adds visual poetry to urban Tokyo
No Waste Challenge winners announced!
Sixteen global waste-busters awarded top honours by What Design Can Do.
Nendo’s Oki Sato’s N02 Chair Embodies the Future-Forward Ethos of Fritz Hansen
A “Japandi” triumph, the Fritz Hansen N02 is made of recycled household waste.
Celebrating the sport of basketball with artist Victor Solomon
From his “literally balling line”, artist Victor Solomon has created a new interactive Japanese Kintsugi basketball court to celebrate sport and the positivity
Kinya Tagawa is Japanese award-winning design engineer.
Kinya Tagawa on threading humanity into the tech world
The Japanese designer and engineer will be speaking at Design Indaba 2020.
Biodesign, tech and the future of sustainable fashion
We look at some of the designers working at the intersection of technology, biology and fashion to make more sustainable garments.
Kye Shimizu is coding to fix the wasteful fashion industry
His project Algorithmic Couture merges tradition and technology to produce zero-waste garments.
Could flies be used to treat rare diseases?
Experimental designer Frank Kolkman puts the treatment of rare conditions into the hands of those afflicted.
What will food look like in the future, especially for the elderly
Himori Kimoto believes dignity and play should form a big part of the way we design our future meals.
A designer who works closely with researchers and designers to inquire upon the relationships of real and virtual, analog and digital.
SenSprout is helping farmers better understand their crops while saving water
SenSprout’s aim is to grant farmers a better understanding of how their crops consume water without using expensive technology.
The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
“I realised that Street Debating not only addresses the problem of begging but something much bigger. It’s addressing the problem of social segregation.”
Experimental food design studio introduces 3D-printed sushi
Open Meals imagines a future of generating, combining and printing food from anywhere in the world.
Tatsuya Honda's hairpin enables you to feel sounds
This graduate of the Future University Hakode has designed a more intuitive aid for hearing impaired users that translates sound to vibration.
Playful interventionist and design researcher
Playful interventionist and design researcher.
South Africa meets Japan while design meets culture
“Ultimately, we believe that our uniqueness does not come from specific elements of African or Asian cultures, it just stems from us."
Japanese artist repurposes broken skateboards to create sculptures
Haroshi tried to make every piece unique, like putting an iPod inside an apple sculpture.
Yami-Ichi disrupts how the price of art is valued
Here, money is powerless and instead the public is invited to barter skills, services and objects for a piece of art.
Meet Aoi Yamaguchi, the Japanese Master Calligrapher expanding the form’s possibilities
The California-based artist merges music and performance with the centuries-old tradition.
The Heat Rescue stove provides practical survival tools for those in need
Following a natural disaster, this kit can help a group of people keep themselves warm and fed until emergency response arrives.
Shoko Tamura on designing garments that amplify personal expression
The Keio University student says wearable technology could redefine the way people play in urban landscapes.
Using light as a cure
The Jeggo helps its users overcome the downsides of travelling with therapeutic music and light.
Mateusz Urbanowicz’s Tokyo Storefront series
These delightful illustrations document the changing face of the Japanese capital.
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