How will we be living in 20 years?
Designing the Future for Global Cities and Lifestyles
The world’s population has continued to increase, and people are increasingly concentrated in cities. This flow is expected to accelerate, and moreover in some cities, the aging of urban residents has also become a big problem. Meanwhile, the progress of technology has accelerated, providing us with new lifestyles and sense of values one after another. Our future life will likely be largely determined by science and technology that color the natural environment, urban environment, home, and work, as well as by lifestyles such as art and design.
Are we not currently facing the issue of designing our own future on our own accord? Is how to design cities not an urgent issue for humanity? The Innovative City Forum is an international conference that brings together opinion leaders from the world to hold discussions on the basis of this common understanding.
The Special Session on Thursday 15 October will introduce “Playable City” a new open innovation space to prototype new applications and experiences that place people and play at the heart of the Future City that was launched in 2012 by Watershed, a digital creativity centre based in one of the UK’s most creative cities Bristol. Guest speakers, Clare Reddington (Creative Director of Watershed), Anna Grajper (Architect of Laboratory of Architectural Experiments (LAX) who won the International Playable City Award in 2015 with Shadowing), Seiichi Saito (Creative & Technical Director of Rhizomatiks) and Kei Wakabayashi (Editor in Chief of WIRED Japanese Edition) will draw on Playable City ideas generated both in the UK and the Playable City Tokyo programme launched in 2015 to explore new visions for the Future City.
We invite you to join us at ICF 2015 in pondering the possibilities of the cities and lifestyles of the future.
Dates: Wednesday 14 October - Friday 16 October 2015
Venue: Roppongi Academyhills (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F)
Admission: ¥5,000 (incl. tax) per day
* The Japan Foundation Asia Center sessions: ¥1,000 (incl. tax) each
Capacity: A total of 3,300 in 3 days
Language: Simultaneous interpreting will be provided between Japanese and English
How to make a reservation: please check the menu "Registration" on the official website
Hosted by: Institute for Urban Strategies - The Mori Memorial Foundation, Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Co-hosted by: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, MIT Media Lab
Supported by: The World Economic Forum, British Council, International House of Japan, WIRED, Loftwork Inc.
Details/Programme: Innovative City Forum official website