World Hope Forum Japan: Education & Empathy
organized by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano
One of the speakers at the World hope forum: Reiko Sudo, Designer & Co-Founder, NUNO Corp., Photo by Kosuke Tamura_撮影 田村孝介
The first World Hope Forum webinar in Japan, hosted by Kaori Ieysu Ambassador will take place on Sunday, April 18th 2021:
7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Europe CET)
2:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Japan - JST)
3:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Australia - AET)
10:30 PM to 3:30 AM (Saturday April 17th, US West Coast - PST)
7:30 “Education & Empathy"
Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano, WHF Co-Founders + Kaori Ieyasu, WHF Ambassador
8:00 “Social Goodness”
Hiroyoshi Azami, Executive Officer, Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd.
topic: What retailers & manufacturers like MUJI can do to transform social challenges into social good & the role that education plays
8:40 short break
8:50 “Why Do We Need Fashion?”
Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director, UNITED ARROWS
keynote: Changing the role of fashion & fashion education into one of hope
9:30 short break
9:40 “Silk Milling in Tsuruoka"
Reiko Sudo, Textile Designer & Co-Founder, NUNO Corp. + Professor, Tokyo Zokei University
topic: The future of tradition, sustainability & possibility for textiles
Dr Tatsushi Fujihara, Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
topic: Breaking things down to reveal the core of anthropological history & society
11:20 short break
Yoshikazu Yamagata, Fashion Designer & Founder, Coconogacco
topic: The unique approach of Coconogacco to create a new vision for fashion schools
12:00 “Yamanashi Textiles"
Tetsuya Igarashi, Design Specialist, Industrial & Technical Center, Yamanashi Prefecture
topic: The challenges facing textile regions & the changing role mills must play to span production, co-creating & education
12:30 approximate end
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