Pubblicato il: 06/10/2023
Detail of the event's poster.

Detail of the event's poster.

On 29 October, the National Art Center in the Roppongi district of Tokyo is hosting DESIGN+LIFE Interconnessioni, an international symposium organised by the University of Milan on the topics of design and creativity between Japan and Italy. The event is promoted by Rossella Menegazzo, Professor of History of East Asian Art at the Department of Cultural and Environmental Heritage of the University.

The symposium is a spin-off of the event JAPAN DESIGN: Art Beyond Borders, which was held one year ago in the Great Hall of the University of Milan and saw the presence of Italian and Japanese designers and architects. The goal of the event was to revisit synergies and projects that had brought Japan and Italy closer through design, while promoting a fruitful exchange of new ideas. 

The event on 29 October is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the University of Milan and the Ishibashi Foundation in Tokyo. Speakers include prominent designers who have left an indelible mark in the world of design, and whose lives and professional achievements have drawn a bridge between Italian and Japanese culture: Giorgetto Giugiaro and Makio Hasuike, Toshiyuki Kita and Michele De Lucchi, Setsu and Shinobu Ito

The event will be introduced by renowned international designer Gordon Bruce, who is also a member of the Jury of the Red Dot Award. Before him, the Italian Ambassador in Japan Gianluigi Benedetti and the President of the Ishibashi Foundation Hiroshi Ishibashi will take the stage to welcome the participants.