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Artpoint Meeting #06: Creating activity hubs for developing projects

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Activity hubs embody art projects undertaken in urban communities. People are drawn in by everyday activities unfolding there; new ideas are fleshed out before you know it. Activity hubs are the nerve center of a project, and also become its shop floor, canteen and event venue.

This time around our guests are the Iwasawa Bros., who have created unique spaces and furniture for co-creative activities. In recent times, they have been working on the creation of a new hub for Tokyo Artpoint Project initiative HAPPY TURN/Kozushima. Important approaches for the brothers are the “playful conception” of ideas, the use of existing things, and imparting abundant freedom of use to their creations.

Together with our informed and ingenious guests, we consider and discuss all aspects of hub creation, from searching for property and creating a space, to the mechanisms for forging communication.


14:00 Opening
Presenter: Tae Yoshihara (program officer, Tokyo Artpoint Project)
14:15 Talk
“Creating activity hubs for developing projects”
Guests: Iwasawa Bros. (Hitoshi and Takashi Iwasawa, Battanation Co., Ltd.)
Moderator: Tsukasa Mori (Director, Tokyo Artpoint Project)
15:50 Closing
16:00 Social event and art project consultation service
16:30 End
* Program is subject to change

Concurrent art Project consultation service
If you want to plan an art project or if you’re having trouble with certain aspects of your project, please feel free to make use of our consultation service with Tokyo Artpoint Project staff.
Our popular Artpoint Book corner
The event venue will also have a book corner with works related to art projects and the creation of activity hubs. We’ll be giving out some of the books so please come along.
*Please note the number of books given out is limited.


Iwasawa Bros. (Battanation Co., Ltd.)

Hitoshi Iwasawa (older brother)

Takashi Iwasawa (younger brother)


Tsukasa Mori (Director, Tokyo Artpoint Project)


*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.


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)


TOT STUDIO (THINK OF THINGS 2F, 3-62-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
3-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit



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