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About "Asian Creative Culture"

Over the past 10 years, the design scene in Asia has changed greatly. Throughout Asia, the importance of creative industries has increased and has brought about many international design events to the region. Timing it in conjunction with London Design Week, this exhibition will feature creative work of Asian curators and designers from Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, and China. Introducing the creative culture of art, animation, game design, fashion, product, graphics we will introduce what is happening in the Asian design scene today.


In 2010 the “Asia Design Conference” was held at the center for creative communications (CCC) in Shizuoka, Japan. Creatives from Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Malaysia and South Korea participated in its symposium “What’s Happening in Asia—The Present and Future of Asian Creative Industry”. Also held was the first “Asian Creative culture” exhibition and now this second installment will introduce the progress of Asian culture.

Asia is a mix of cultures but each country has its own unique identity which can be seen the creative works of its people. This exhibition will give present a chance for visitors to see the cultures of today’s Asia as well as for the participating creatives to rediscover the charm and richness of their own local cultures. By learning from each other’s achievements and cooperation within the countries of Asia we hope to build a new Asian Creative Culture.

After starting in Shizuoka, Japan in 2010, Asia Creative Culture exhibition has moved to London Design Week in September 2011 and talks are underway for the next one to be held this December at the Kaohsiung Design Week in Taiwan. This exhibit will continue to circuit throughout Asia.

About “Asian Creative Culture” sponsor, Shizuoka City

“A city of history and highly skilled craftsmanship.”

Shizuoka City is located in approximately the middle of the main island of Japan, Honshu, between Tokyo and Nagoya – an area known as the most economically active in Japan. Known throughout Japan as a city of “mono-zukuri” (literally: the making of things), Shizuoka has a long history of craftsman thanks in part to the shogun Tokugawa bringing the best carpenters, lacquer-smiths, and carvers with him when he retired to Shizuoka. For the past 400 years since then, the skills of their decedents have sharpened and Shizuoka is becoming a world-class “mono-zukuri city”.

About CCC

The center for creative communications (CCC), located in Shizuoka, Japan, is a facility for nurturing creative industry talent and promoting collaboration with local industry and businesses. Based on the keywords of "Contemporary", "Creative" and "Communication", CCC brings to Shizuoka imaginative works from the creative industry through events and educational programs and aims to stimulate collaborations with creatives from around the world while also supporting the global introduction of Shizuoka’s creative culture.


Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 00:49 to Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 00:49