TURN Meeting No. 4


TURN Meeting No. 1  Photo: Yuji Ito

Annual report meeting

TURN Meetings is an open forum for sharing TURN and exchanging ideas and opinions. At the meetings, participating artists and those involved in TURN projects, including members of facilities supporting people with disabilities, communities, and other locations where interaction is carried out, meet and discuss TURN from their respective points of view.
For TURN Meeting No. 4, the last of this fiscal year, we’ll look back on TURN in 2017 and hold a discussion centering on two themes: “Global spread”, a theme and direction for TURN going forward which emerged from new activities like the overseas development project TURN in BIENALSUR, and “Interaction that begins with handicraft”. In addition, the supervisor of TURN, Katsuhiko Hibino, will speak about the TURN perspective.

*Sign language and speech-to-text support available.


Period:Sunday, January 28 2018, 10:00-16:00 (Doors open at 9:45)
Venues:Heiseikan Auditorium, Tokyo National Museum (13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo) *Please enter from the West gate.
Admission:Free *Advance reservation not required.
Guests:Mami Sugiyama and Unite (Product Division, Hobonichi Co., Ltd.), Ichirota Suzuki (director, Large, Small & Ref. Co, Ltd.), Asao Tokoro (artist) etc.

Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Nonprofit organization Art’s Embrace.

Meeting schedule


Doors open, admission


Opening remarks
Part 1: The future of TURN from the past year
Speaker: Katsuhiko Hibino (TURN supervisor)


Part 2: Global spread
Daisuke Yamashiro (artist)
Ichirota Suzuki (director, Large, Small & Ref. Co, Ltd.)
Katsuhiko Hibino
Facilitator: Riko Okuyama

Break (70 minutes)

Part 3: Interaction that begins with handicraft
Yasuaki Igarashi (artist)
EAT&ART TARO (artist)
Tomoko Iwata (artist)
Asao Tokoro (artist)
Katsuhiko Hibino
Facilitator: Tsukasa Mori

Break (10 minutes)

Part 4: Special talk “TURN and “Hobonichi””
Mami Sugiyama and Unite (Product Division, Hobonichi Co., Ltd.)
Katsuhiko Hibino


Summary, closing remarks



*Speakers, schedules and program details are subject to change.


JR Line

10 minutes’ walk from Ueno or Uguisudani Station

Metro Line

Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line
15 minutes' walk from Ueno Station

Keisei Line

15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station

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