TURN Meeting No.9


What sort of place is a space where people gather?

In TURN meetings, we think about and discuss possibilities for the TURN art project. The theme of this 9th TURN meeting is the relationships created by place and environment.
Architect Ryo Abe deals in architecture with practical applications for diverse people which also draws on local environment and culture. Projects include a public garden where the local community can hold events, a homey relaxing onsen hot spring facility, and a restaurant where women of the island make and serve food. Satoko Fujioka designs environments in a welfare setting. In her planning and managing of elderly care facilities and community spaces, she aspires to design environments transcending age and attributes, where people can mix. What sort of experiences do people have in environments that provide a meeting place for diverse functions and people? Our guests Abe and Fujioka discuss the new relationships and possibilities generated in different spaces as well as the thinking, ideas and skills needed to create environments.

*This event will be conducted in Japanese.



Sunday, November 17 2019, 13:30 - 15:30 (Doors open at 13:00)
*From 13:10, we will be screening “TURN Fes 5 Highlights Movie” (Videographer: Hiroshi Tamura, Rakuda Studio) which was held this August.


Classroom 109, 1F, Building 5, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts (12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)


*Advance reservation not required.
*Sign language and speech-to-text support available.


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Nonprofit organization Art's Embrace, Tokyo University of the Arts

Meeting schedule


Doors open, admission


Premier Screening of “TURN Fes 5 Highlights Movie”


Opening remarks

13:45 – 14:45

Part 1: Keynote talk: The relationships created by place and environment
Speakers: Ryo Abe (architect), Satoko Fujioka (community engagement designer)

14:45 – 15:30

Part 2: Interactive discussion
Speakers: Ryo Abe, Satoko Fujioka, Katsuhiko Hibino (TURN Supervisor/artist/ Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts & Professor, Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts)


Ryo Abe

Satoko Fujioka


JR Line

About a 10 min. walk
From either “Ueno (Park exit)” or “Uguisudani” stations.


About a 15 min. walk
From “Ueno” station on the Ginza and Hibiya subway lines.
About a 5 min. walk
From “Nezu” station on the Chiyoda subway line.

Keisei Electric Railway

About a 15 min. walk
From “Keisei-Ueno” station on the Keisei electric railway.

Toei Bus

About a 3 min. walk
From “Yanaka” bus stop on the Toei Bus(26 Kameido-Ueno Park).

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