This year, Shibaura House is organizing several cultural programmes. The common denominator among these is to gain insight to the current state of society and present it in unconventional ways. In particular, we are focusing on doughnut economics where we are primarily concerned with the balance between our convenience and comfort and its environmental impact. We will also be considering creativity as an important factor when it comes to implementing the projects in local communities.
‘nl/local’: Creating new social model with our Dutch partners
‘nl/minato’ has been an educational platform where we consider the concept of inclusive society. After a two-year hiatus, we are now back with a new project this year. With its new name ‘nl/local’, the programme will be launched not only in Minato City in Tokyo, but also in Rokko Mountain in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, and in Ukiha City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Each city will work on their local issues in partnership with Dutch governmental bodies and organizations.
*’nl/local’ website will be launched during the summer.
Tackling Local Issues with Designers
This project will also be realized in collaboration with an organization in the Netherlands, What Design Can Do. We will continue to act as their Tokyo base. This time, we will work together with several groups of international designers and our aim is to develop inspiring ideas that apply principles of circular design.
Exposing Children to Nature
Waterfront City Circular Lab. will enter a second-year collaboration with Minato City government. Taking advantage of Tokyo bay and its many canals in the Shibaura-konan area, we will organize multiple projects that would give opportunities for children to interact with nature and become aware of environmental issues.
The value of each project is in the collaboration between various individuals and organizations. If you are interested in any of the projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us.