Craft x Tech Special Lecture Series Vol. 1 “Sabine Marcelis x Kawatsura Shikki”

Craft x Tech Special Lecture Series Vol. 1 “Sabine Marcelis x Kawatsura Shikki”

2024.3.28

(Academic, Collaboration)

Craft x Tech is an initiative to bridge the gap between traditional Japanese craft and contemporary technology. Our goal is to create a novel and unique body of artworks that express both the history and future potential of these beautiful materials and techniques. With this in mind, we have selected a group of designers and artists whose work we respect and admire and who we believe will bring new and meaningful insights to these centuries-old master crafts traditions. For its inaugural edition, 6 traditional crafts from 6 prefectures of the Tohoku region and 6 designers/creators collaborate.

Furthermore, as part of this project, the participating creators and craftsmen are invited to hold a special lecture series. The first lecture which was held at the University of Tokyo featured world renowned Artist/Designer Sabine Marcelis and “Kawatsura-Shikki” (traditional lacquerware from Akita region) craftsman Keita Sato. They both presented their works as well as their passion for the Craft x Tech collaboration around “Kawatsura-Shikki”.


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