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.
Sunday 31 May 2015: Rethinking Public Spaces: Egypt as a Hub
Speakers: Dr. Nancy Albert and Dr. Hany El-Miniawy
Landscape architect Nancy Albert analyses the meaning of public space as both a physical and social dimension. In her lecture, she will discuss the most recent developments of landscape architecture in Egypt, highlighting the practice’s limits and challenges.
Meanwhile, community architect Hany El-Miniawy, who has been extensively working in Cairo’s informal areas, will focus on various interventions in public spaces that are aimed at developing culture and education for the youth.
Sunday 7 June 2015: The Egyptian Contribution to Public Art: Values and Challenges
Speakers: Ahmed Karali and Vahan Telpian
Artists Vahan Telpian and Ahmed Karali examine their roles as creators of art for public spaces, which they have done both in Egypt and abroad. Their lecture will tackle the meaning of these interventions as artistic and social practices as well as their own ideas and the challenges they have faced along the way.
Sunday 14 June 2015: Trash as a Source: Recycling and Upcycling
Speakers: Mohammed Abla, Hesham Nawwar and Said Kamel
Artists Mohammed Abla, Hesham Nawwar and Said Kamel discuss works of their own that were created through recycling/up-cycling techniques. Drawing on their own experiences, these three artists will explore how discarded materials can be transformed into a valuable art piece.
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.