Craft x Tech Special Lecture Series Vol. 5 “Tsugaru Nuri x Ini Archibong”

Craft x Tech Special Lecture Series Vol. 5 “Tsugaru Nuri x Ini Archibong”

2024.5.24

(Academic)

Craft x Tech is a new initiative to develop innovative products & art pieces through collaborations between Japanese traditional crafts and international creators. In 2023, the inaugural edition, 6 craft districts from Tohoku region – the Northeast part of Japan – will each be paired with one of the 6 participating creators, with the aim to identify innovative and novel approaches to creation using traditional Japanese crafts.

As part of this project, the participating creators and craftsmen are invited to hold a special lecture series. Our fifth lecture was held at kudan house, the venue for the “Craft x Tech Tohoku Project 2024 Exhibition”. We welcomed Ini Archibong, industrial designer, and Kenichi Ishioka, Chairman of the Aomori Lacquerware Cooperative Association Union as well as President of Ishioka Kougei, manufacturer of traditional lacquerware “Tsugaru Nuri” from Aomori. The collaboration between the traditional skilled craftsmanship and distinctive creativity resulted in a sound sculpture that captivated many attendees at the venue.


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