What we do


With artist Katsuhiko Hibino as director, the art project TURN creates artistic expression in the form of interaction through encounters between diverse people, transcending differences in background and customs, including disability, age, gender, nationality, and living environment. In the TURN Interactive Program, artists make repeated visits to spend time with welfare facility users and people requiring social support, in order to interact and undertake collaborative activities with them. TURN LAND, meanwhile, creates community venues for TURN activities to be put into daily practice. TURN Meeting and TURN FES are held to spread the word more widely about the significance of these initiatives.


Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Various locations throughout Tokyo, etc.

Events Information

TURN Interactive Program

This collaborative program provides repeated opportunities for encounters and mutual interaction between visiting artists, welfare facilities as well as communities of people requiring various forms of social support and encourages the building of relationships between them.

*We will also implement remote/online program activities depending on the situation regarding coronavirus.
*You can find out more about the program on the Timeline on the official TURN website.


In this program, social welfare facilities and communities plan participatory activities together with artists. Added to the sites’ original function as places for care and support is the role of an open cultural facility where local residents can gather, creating a setting for the day-to-day implementation of TURN.

TURN Operation Headquarters
This facility functions as an office centering on NPO activities. It also acts as an information transmission hub hosting research groups and training programs, with the aim of producing ample support personnel to assist with TURN operations.

*We will also implement remote/online program activities depending on the situation regarding coronavirus.
*Updated details of dates/programs can be found on the official TURN website.

TURN Fes 6

As well as presenting activities developed in the rollout of initiatives like TURN Interactive Program and TURN LAND in various regions, this event will create an opportunity for people to deepen their understanding of accessibility and diversity through a lineup of innovative programs, etc. Moreover, as a forum for sharing new approaches emerging from “TURN Lab” research related to TURN developed in response to social circumstances in 2020 with artists and specialists in various fields, the event will create an opportunity to think about sustainable modes of activity.

Schedule: Tuesday, August 17 – Thursday, August 19, 2021
Venues: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, others

*Program details to be announced separately.

TURN Meeting

TURN Meeting is a setting for sharing, speaking about and considering the possibilities of TURN. Together with participating artists and relevant members of partner facilities and communities, we hold talks with special guests, TURN-themed discussions and more.
*Program details to be announced separately.


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