The lecture examines contemporary design in Japan by clarifying differences in understanding Japanese contemporary design from both insider and outsider perspectives. Here, “inside” is not used to merely represent being located in Japan but refers to incorporating the different stories, thoughts, and issues underlying present-day design production in Japan.
Sakura Nomiyama is a design researcher, writer, and curator. She earned an M.A. in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies at the Parsons School of Design in New York in 2016 and has undertaken research on Japanese posters as a fellow in the Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design department at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She is a researcher at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
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