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TURN Meeting No.9

  • Art Project ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

What sort of place is a space where people gather?

In TURN meetings, we think about and discuss possibilities for the TURN art project. The theme of this 9th TURN meeting is the relationships created by place and environment.
Architect Ryo Abe deals in architecture with practical applications for diverse people which also draws on local environment and culture. Projects include a public garden where the local community can hold events, a homey relaxing onsen hot spring facility, and a restaurant where women of the island make and serve food. Satoko Fujioka designs environments in a welfare setting. In her planning and managing of elderly care facilities and community spaces, she aspires to design environments transcending age and attributes, where people can mix. What sort of experiences do people have in environments that provide a meeting place for diverse functions and people? Our guests Abe and Fujioka discuss the new relationships and possibilities generated in different spaces as well as the thinking, ideas and skills needed to create environments.

*This event will be conducted in Japanese.

Meeting schedule

13:00 Doors open, admission
13:30 Opening remarks
13:45 – 14:45
Part 1: Keynote talk: The relationships created by place and environment
Speakers: Ryo Abe (architect), Satoko Fujioka (community engagement designer)
14:45 – 15:30
Part 2: Interactive discussion
Speakers: Ryo Abe, Satoko Fujioka, Katsuhiko Hibino (TURN Supervisor/artist/ Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts & Professor, Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts)


Ryo Abe

(c) Hiroki Kondo
Satoko Fujioka


*Advance reservation not required.
*Sign language and speech-to-text support available.


Project Coordination Division
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
TEL: 03-6256-8435(10:00-18:00 Excluding weekends and holidays)


Classroom 109, 1F, Building 5, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts (12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Nonprofit organization Art's Embrace, Tokyo University of the Arts