Monday, May 14, 2007

TUJ students' exhibition featured

Please link to the following web page to see Design Festa's monthly calendar where we are featured.
Design Festa Monthly Calendar

Saturday, April 7, 2007

TUJ students show their "Tokyo Spaces" in the heart of Harajuku

The morning of April 5th marked the opening of the third edition of a series of exhibitions held by Temple University's multidisciplinary course Neighborhood Narratives offered on the Japan Campus. Under the title "Tokyo Spaces" this event gave students an opportunity to express their perceptions on their surrounding spaces in the megalopolis city of Tokyo. Themes ranged from the ancient to the modern as works explored elements of pop and otaku culture, urban skateboarding, fashion, religion and other more subjectivized forms of art. On April 7th, students hosted an opening party at the Design Festa Gallery in Harajuku to share their works with other TUJ faculty and students. The course, offered simultaneously at the London and Philadelphia campuses, contemplates to create in the future a digital book with all the participants' work.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Paint-Off at Super Delux

For Film and Anime Fans:

At Super Deluxe, 24th Feb (Sat)FilmMaker's Workshop 5:

Nobuhiro Aihara VS Takashi Ishida in Paint Addiction!!!

Open & start 18:00 students 2500 yen (w.ID) adv. 3000 yen door 3500yen (1 drink in)

Two mad scientists of animation battle on the thin line between genius and mania. Featuring Nobuhiro Aihara, Takashi Ishidawith: Daikichi Yoshida, Mani Neumeier, Narita Munehiro, AYA, Chino Shuichi,Mukoujima Yuriko, Morishige Masumune (cello)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Geo Greeting

Please view this new logo geo greeting.
We can use this for the postcard of our final exhibition.

Photographer Andreina Lairet will join us Feb. 15th to talk about Trains in Tokyo

Time on Tracks

Subways and trains exist in every metropolis in the world as reliable methods of urban transportation. In Tokyo, the commute is an everyday activity shared by millions of citizens, daily. In a sense, the commute contributes to the definition of city life itself.

The goal of this project was to produce a series of photographic images that portray scenes of the daily commute in Tokyo, specially focusing on, but not limited to, the rush hour periods of the day. The final selection of photographs takes the viewer on a journey of personal impressions through some of Tokyo’s train stations, from the lonely hours of dawn to the busy evening rush.


Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Andreina Lairet has been living in Tokyo for the last 4 years as the recipient of a Monbusho scholarship. She has recently completed an MA in Visual Arts/Photography, at Nihon University Graduate School of Arts. Previous to this, in 1999, Andreina obtained a BA degree in Media Studies, at the Andres Bello Catholic University, in Caracas, Venezuela.
The decision to come to Japan to pursue studies in photography came after working in various media related activities, in Caracas and Buenos Aires. These included participating in film and photography projects, writing for publications and working in the industry.
In her photographic work, Andreina is primarily concerned with urban themes. Time on the tracks, her most recent photographic project, combines a variety of photographic techniques to portray, in black and white images, scenes of very well-known train and subway stations in Tokyo, during different times of the day. This idea came as a result of carrying out participant observation of her co-passengers during her daily commutes to school in an attempt to decipher her new environment.
Currently Andreina is exploring the theme of personal space and individuality in a new series of street portraits taken in different areas of Tokyo.
As a teenager, Andreina also lived in the Former Yugoslavia and Austria.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Our HELLO video

Our Hello Video is online!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Philadelphia says HELLO

Please view Philadelphia's HELLO video to learn more about your international working partners.

London is online

Please visit London's NN page.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Venezuelan Design School

For next semester we are planning of inviting this Venezuelan design school to participate in our international projects.

London "Hello" Video

Hello Video

Monday, January 22, 2007

Tokyo Podcasts

Please check out this web page:

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Hey everyone, just click on the picture to watch the Vlog.

National Gegraphic Traveler's Walking Tour Podcasts

Great way to explore a city!
Please check out these walking tour podcasts.
Might be a great idea to do something similar in Tokyo.

National Geographic Podcasts

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Video Blogging!

Hey Everyone,

Here's a great site that teaches you how to get Video Blogs running!

Go there and watch their tutorials and go through the quick guides they offer. If you need any help or have any questions after that, drop me an email and I'll try my best to get you going.

Remember, if you hate writing and typing, Video Blogging could be just what you need!


Upcoming NN Spring 2007 Exhibition

Our final exhibition is scheduled for April 5th - 8th at the Design Festa Gallery in the heart of Harajuku.
Please check out the link:
Design Festa

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lecture: “Shimokitazawa as a Utopian town in Japan ”

You are all invited to attend the lecture titled:
“Shimokitazawa as a Utopian town in Japan ” with guest speaker Masami Kobayashi, Professor of Meiji University, Visiting Associate Professor of Harvard University and Leader of the Shimokitazawa Forum.

Date: January 19th (Friday)
Time: 7-8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Venue: Temple University , Tokyo Campus, Azabu Hall, Room#317
Free for TUJ students and staff