TURN Meeting No.8


TURN Meeting No.7 Photo:Ryohei Tomita

What is communication that opens the way to the future?
In TURN meetings, we think about and discuss possibilities for the TURN art project. For this 8th TURN meeting, we explore communication that enables people with different characteristics such as different cultures, environments and backgrounds to intermingle. How can the essence of an individual be shared with diverse people? We welcome as our guest Takaya Matsuda, co-founder of MIRAI GENGO, a project that contemplates communication a hundred years from now. Together with new TURN project designer Laila Cassim, they will discuss the possibilities for expressive modes and methods of communication that do not rely on traditional language, as well as the possibilities on the part of the communicator and the communicatee.

*This event will be conducted in Japanese.



Sunday, May 12 2019, 13:30 - 15:30(Doors open at 13:00)


Lecture room 1, Central building 1F, Faculty of Fine Arts, 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


Opening remarks by Katsuhiko Hibino (TURN Supervisor)

13:45 – 15:30

What is communication that opens the way to the future?
Takaya Matsuda (Representative Director of Heralbony, co-founder of MIRAI GENGO)
Shinji Kajitani( Professor of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the University of Tokyo )
Laila Cassim (TURN Project Designer), others


Takaya Matsuda

Shinji Kajitani

Laila Cassim

Photo: Carlos Porfirio


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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