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Artpoint Meeting #09 – Opening the circuit to a life of well-being

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How does creative expression change our daily lives?
For this event we ponder this question with family doctor and “Machiken” representative Daisuke Son

We are not family or colleagues, but we regularly meet and talk. This is an opportunity to explore crazy ideas in a dead serious way. It’s a place for plans, discussion and creation. Do you have a “blank space” like this in your daily life?

With communities as their domain, art projects get close to people’s daily lives, and generate new connections through creative expression. Artpoint Meeting is a talk series from “Tokyo Art Point Project,” which develops art projects in various parts of Tokyo.

The theme for this 9th event is “Opening the circuit to a life of well-being.”Tokyo Artpoint Project, which has been going for 10 years, takes a fresh look at the significance of planning projects in the community.

We welcome as our guest Daisuke Son, a family doctor with a holistic approach who has emphasized the importance of dialogue in healthcare throughout his career.

Son, who is also the representative of community project Yanesen Machiba-no Kenko Project (Machiken), takes off his doctor’s white coat and goes out into the community to work with a variety of local men and women of all ages. Machiken is a unique community group that organizes activities such as the roving yatai cart Mobile Stall de Health Café, rakugo comic storytelling practice, film-making projects and plays. Where is the source and direction of the project?

Son says with a smile that “It’s me whose life has changed most with Machiken.”Together with Tokyo Artpoint Project program officers who have been involved in diverse art projects on the ground, he will discuss the “circuits”of our daily lives.

What does it mean to engage in community activities? What results from different people meeting and interacting through creative expression? Why not think about the future for life in Tokyo as the city marks the year 2020?


14:00 – 14:10 Opening
14:10 – 16:00 Talk
16:00 – 16:30 Social event

*Program is subject to change.

Artpoint Book corner
Our publication “FUTURE CULTURE Discussion in a 10 Year Period -Tokyo Artpoint Project 2009-2018-”and a special revised edition of “Southeast Asia Research Trip:83 Art Spaces in 9 Countries”will be on sale at the event venue. We also plan to give out some booklets and materials related to art projects and Tokyo Artpoint Project, so please come along.
*Please note the number of books sold or given out is limited.


Son Daisuke (family doctor, representative of Yanesen Machiba-no Kenko Project (Machiken))

Risei Sato (program officer, Tokyo Artpoint Project)

Tae Yoshihara (program officer, Tokyo Artpoint Project)




*Advance reservation required.

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.
*Reservations will close when enrollment limit is reached.


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)