Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 45th Exhibition
The design batons– future-minded artists sharing their dreams

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (Participating Organisations: Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc., Musashino Art University Design Lounge) presents an exhibition “The design batons– future-minded artists sharing their dreams” from 4 April to 11 May 2014.

The creators at the forefront of various design fields will invite another creator whose work inspires them in terms of future. Each pair of curator and guest will present their views on “future” and “design” in the exhibition, and through dialogues in a series of talk sessions, pass the design batons for future.

Dates: Friday April 4 – Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:00–19:00
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (Midtown Tower 5F)
open everyday / admission free

Organizer: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
General Producers: Katsunori Aoki and Soken Ito
Art Director: Kentaro Harano

Curators + Creators:
Ryosuke Uehara (KIGI) + Umitaro Abe (composer / multi instrumentalist)
Shinya Uchida (Yahoo! JAPAN) + Kazuaki Hashida (Hakuhodo Kettle)
Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks) + Eiji Tanigawa (TOKYO)
Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK) + Kazuya Gunji (ATAK)
Yasuhiro Suzuki (artist) + Yuma Kano (studio yumakano)
Kinya Tagawa (takram design engineering) + Yosuke Ushigome
Ryoji Tanaka (Semitransparent Design) + Hiroshi Sato (White/ALOYE)
Makoto Tanijiri (Suppose design office) + Ichiro Yamaguchi (Sakanaction)
Hiroki Nakamura (PARTY) + Kensuke Sembou (exonimo/IDPW)
Kaie Murakami (SIMONE) + Jiro Konami (photographer)

Talk Sessions:
Please visit here (https://designhub.jp/exhibitions/913/) for links to video extractions from dialogues by each pair.