DESIGN ASSOCIATION NPO, organizer of TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK, has founded “ARIGATO” PROJECT
We’ve been receiving warm support from all over the world since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. People in many countries showed their warmth and support .This project is to show our thanks and, to make new connections and bonds across the world through kindness and warmth.
We are asking ARIGATO works from Designers, Artists, and Students.
The best works will be exhibited at TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2011. (from 1st to 6th of November) at Meiji JinguGaien in central Tokyo, and will be given the prize.
We would like to ask you to inform about this project and send us ARIGATO works.
We are also going to disaster affected areas to hold special workshops, supported by companies, artists and designers, to care for children through art and design work shop.
All works that are created in workshops by designers, artists, and students. Will be collected and published world-wide in the official ARIGATO BOOK. These works will be also exhibited in TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2011.
ARIGATO PROJECT support members (DESIGN ASSOCIATION NPO members )
Katsumi Asaba Katsumi Asaba Design Room, Inc. / Art
Kenji Kawasaki Design Association NPO
Hiroo MoriMori Building Co.
Shigeru Sato Executive Director, Able CHINTAI Holdings
Toyo Ito Director, Toyo Ito Architects
Motomi Kawakami Designer, Design Room Kawakami
Kengo KumaProfessor / Architect, Kengo Kuma Architecture
Satoshi Tabuchi Professor / Architect, Tama Art University
Kimitaka Kato President, Fujitsu Design Inc.
Maiko Kawakami Actress / Glass artist
Mika Ikenobo flower artist, representative of Ikebono flower arrangement youth group
Kashiwa Sato Art Director, Samurai Co.
Katsuhiko Hibino Artist / Professor of Media Art, Faculty of Fine Arts
Hiroshi Tsuruta President, Real Style
Shigeki Ochi Design Association NPO
Professor Oki Kenji interior designer