Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 71th Exhibition
Local Design Studies 2018: Projects for Revitalizing Communities

“Local Design Studies”, an exhibition introducing projects utilizing local characteristics by displays and talk events is held for the third time.
At the past“Local Design Studies”, local areas were observed from a design viewpoint, and projects that solved local issues and conveyed charms of those areas after discovering them were introduced. This time, with the themes of “relocating”, “working”, and “connecting”, the exhibition enters the phase of taking specific actions.
While concentration of the economy, industries, and population in cities, and various distortions occur, people who find possibilities in local areas and relocate there are gradually increasing. Also, with the spread of IT, the environment that enables people to work regardless of their locations has been established, and people’s way of life and work has become diversified. For example, not only living in one place but living in two areas or doing weekend pro bono.
Willful people learn and work while moving their bases would become the media who link culture to economy, person to person, and town to town, connecting passions. If small lights are connected and the dots become a line, then a surface, wouldn’t Japan as a whole shine with a great passion? This time too, we would like to explore with the visitors the way of life and work that connects“town to town”,“person to person”by having displays of local projects selected from around the country, and by inviting key persons who thrive in local areas as the guest speakers.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 71th Exhibition

Local Design Studies 2018


February 23 to March 11
Hours: 11:00 to 19:00
Admission free
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Organizer: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Operators: Japan Institution of Design Promotion (JDP),The Graduate School of Project Design
Corporate supporter: Japan Human Resources Co.,Ltd. Supporters: Cabinet Office, Government of Japan,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry