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Artpoint Meeting #04: Bringing back to everyday life

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Using towns as their domain, art projects get close to people’s lives, and present questions through art. Artpoint Meeting events bring together people with an interest in art projects to explore the relationship between society and art, and craft a new “language” for it.

What effects does “culture” have on our daily lives? Yumi Takeda comes from Lifestyle Design Center, a cultural facility aiming to present social issues in an approachable way, and re-introduce awareness of them into daily life. As an artist, researcher and author, Wataru Asada works on cultural activities that are closely connected to people’s daily lives. We exchange thoughts and ideas with these two guests, who have both developed unique art-related projects and businesses.

*This event will be conducted in Japanese.


14:00 Opening
14:20 Talk 1
“Lifestyle Design Center: a “life design museum” experiment in changing lives”
Guest: Yumi Takeda (director/curator, Lifestyle Design Center, Setagaya Cultural Foundation)
15:10 Talk 2
“Converting the breadth of the everyday into creative expression: why field trips and radio constitute art”
Guest: Wataru Asada (Cultural activist and artist)
15:50 Floor discussion and panel session
“Bringing back to everyday life”
Panelists: Yumi Takeda, Wataru Asada, Tsukasa Mori (Project director, Tokyo Artpoint Project)
17:00 End

Moderator: Kazue Nakata (program officer, Tokyo Artpoint Project / Communication and design)

*Program is subject to change.


*Advance reservation required.
*Reservations will close when enrollment limit is reached.



How to reserve

Please apply using the online form up to one day before the event.
Applications only accepted on the day of the event in the case of spare seats.

*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.

What is Tokyo Artpoint Project?

Tokyo Artpoint Project is an initiative which creates myriad “art points” by implementing art projects in partnership with NPOs fulfilling key roles in their local communities. Designed to fit seamlessly into the community’s daily life, the art projects connect areas, people and activities. Our aim is to create and communicate Tokyo’s diverse appeal, while cultivating the NPOs which lead the projects and laying the foundations for these activities.


Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL:03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)/080-9081-0171 (on the day of the event)


100BANCH 3F LOFT (3-27-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
2 minute walk from the new south exit of JR Shibuya Station



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)