Tokion magazine presents a Harajuku-style “conference” event at Laforet Museum. A brief look at the official Website shows a mixed lineup of speakers including Uchida Yuya, Fujiwara Hiroshi, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Aida Makoto, Shingo2, Nakajima Hideki, and others. But upon closer inspection the combination of participating figures from the fields of art, music and media begins to get interesting: David Elliott, Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Terry Ito, Iijima Ai, Haino Keiji… Due to careful separation by topic we won’t experience starlet Iijima at the side of Haino Keiji, though, and it will probably be moderator Ukawa Naohiro who ends up playing the leading role by navigating through the multi-faceted program.
And the official blurb:
Tokion Magazine is pleased to announce the First Annual Creativity Now Conference Tokyo. The U.S. event was held on October 2nd and 3rd, 2004. This year Tokion is bringing the conference to the Laforet Museum Harajuku in Tokyo on November 6th. This unique symposium will bring together top figures in art, design, photography, music, film and political marketing. The people shaping today’s popular culture will spend a full day exchanging ideas, methods and inspirations before an audience of 500. Creativity Now will consist of several panel discussions and individual presentations. A large cross section of the creative community is expected to attend. Creativity Now Tokyo will prove to be the definitive cultural gathering of the year.
It happens at the Laforet Museum on November 6. It’s something I would love to attend, but at 4500 yen, and probably Japanese-only speakers, I’ll give it a miss.