Speaker: Hideaki SHIBATA (Yodogawa Technique)
Date: Tuesday 16th August, 2016 6pm – 8pm
Venue: The Japan Foundation Cairo Office Library
Language: Japanese with Arabic interpretation
Mr. Hideaki SHIBATA (Yodogawa Technique) will participate in the “From Rags to Riches” project organized by Baad El Bahr for Cultural Development. After personal exchanges and discussion between Yodogawa Technique and the artists who participate in the project, Mr. Shibata will find ways to collaborate with them.
In the Talk Event,he will discuss about the role of art in the protection of the environment and his Art Unit, Yodogawa Technique’s works and efforts so far.
Mr. Hideaki SHIBATA’s Profile:
He was born in 1976 in Okayama Prefecture, and lives in Tottori Pref.
After his graduation from Osaka Bunka Fashion College, , in 2003 he started the Art unit “Yodogawa Technique” with Kazuya MATSUNAGA in 2003 based on the Yodo-gawa riverbank in Osaka. The two artists make their art works out of garbage. He has also been working on various activities as an individual artist such as projecting exhibitions and workshops.
He is also a lecturer at Kyoto University of Art and Design, a mountain hiker and a mushroom connoisseur.
Aiming to become a dynamic and permanent tool to create encounters and share knowledge and experiences, FRTR Platform organises lectures and Q&A discussions with prominent Egyptian artists, architects and consultants who engage with their experience to foster awareness on public space, public art and use of up-cycled materials.