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FabCafe Nagoya Opening Day @Online

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On September 14, we will be holding a special event to introduce FabCafe Nagoya! We will also welcome special guests for discussion.

Mon, September 14, 2020  UTC-05:00

03:00 – 04:30

Free (Advanced registration required)

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As the 12th FabCafe location in the world and the 4th in Japan, FabCafe Nagoya is opening in collaboration with Loftwork Corporation and the OKB Research Institute Co. Located in the heart of the Tokai area, one of the world’s leading manufacturing regions with a concentration of various industries including the automotive industry, the aim is to serve as a bridge between the manufacturing industry, which prides itself on its outstanding technology and productivity, and creativity, in order to create new value through co-creation.

And now, as a special event, we are holding the “FabCafe Nagoya Opening day @Online”

An introduction to FabCafe Nagoya and the idea behind its establishment. The potential of Nagoya and the rest of the Tokai area, where Fab connects local and global businesses. Technology and design. Community and place. The potential of Fab as a device for triggering innovation. We will be discussing these topic with special guests. Please come and join us.

What is FabCafe Nagoya?

It is a creative community with a network of 11 branches around the world located in Hisaya Park that uses the power of creativity to enliven the future of Japan’s manufacturing industry.

Location: Marunouchi 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture and other locations (in Hisaya Odori Park)
Access : 3 minutes on foot from Nagoya City Subway Hisayaodori Station

For inquiries:info.nagoya@fabcafe.com
URL:https://fabcafe.com/jp/nagoya/

  • Shigeru Kobayashi

    Professor, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS]

    Shigeru Kobayashi explores methods for people with diverse skills, perspectives, and experiences to collaborate on innovation using open source hardware and digital fabrication, and the appropriate rules for dealing with the intellectual property created in the process. He is the author of Prototyping Lab 2nd Edition and Idea Sketching. He is the general director of Ogaki Mini Maker Faire, a biennial maker movement festival held in Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture, since 2010.

    Shigeru Kobayashi explores methods for people with diverse skills, perspectives, and experiences to collaborate on innovation using open source hardware and digital fabrication, and the appropriate rules for dealing with the intellectual property created in the process. He is the author of Prototyping Lab 2nd Edition and Idea Sketching. He is the general director of Ogaki Mini Maker Faire, a biennial maker movement festival held in Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture, since 2010.

  • Satoshi Tsuchiya

    Managing Director of OKB Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank

    Born in 1980 in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Rikkyo University with a degree in Economics and completed the Graduate School of Business Administration at Keio University. After working at ORIX and Mizuho Bank, he joined OKB Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in 2014, where he was Director of Nagoya Branch and General Manager of Aichi Corporate Sales. After serving as Director and Branch Manager of Nagoya Branch and General Manager of Aichi Corporate Sales Department, he was in charge of a regional trading company project as part of OKB’s future strategy.

    Born in 1980 in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Rikkyo University with a degree in Economics and completed the Graduate School of Business Administration at Keio University. After working at ORIX and Mizuho Bank, he joined OKB Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in 2014, where he was Director of Nagoya Branch and General Manager of Aichi Corporate Sales. After serving as Director and Branch Manager of Nagoya Branch and General Manager of Aichi Corporate Sales Department, he was in charge of a regional trading company project as part of OKB’s future strategy.

  • Kotaro Iwaoka

    Founding member of FabCafe, President and CEO of Hidakuma

    Born in Tokyo in 1984. After graduating from Chiba University, he joined an architectural design office and was in charge of designing private residences and apartment buildings. In 2011, he joined Loftwork, Inc. with the concept of “FabCafe” to unite a creative production environment and a café. As the director of the digital manufacturing café FabCafe, which opened in 2015, he participated in the launch of the public-private partnership, Hida’s Dancing Bears in the Forest of Hida (a.k.a. Hidakuma) in Hida City, Gifu Prefecture, and opened FabCafe Hida in 2016, with forest resources as the starting point. He has served as Executive Vice President of AMC since April 2018, and President and CEO of AMC since April of the following year.

    Kotaro Iwaoka was a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts AMC from 2011-2013 and participated in exhibitions such as “Possible World Spaces” (2010 ICC) and “Materializing” (2013, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts). His publications include Materializing Decoding: Between Information, Matter and Itself (2014, millegraph) and 63 Ways of Working to Create the Future of the City (2016, Gakugei Press).
    https://hidakuma.com/

    Born in Tokyo in 1984. After graduating from Chiba University, he joined an architectural design office and was in charge of designing private residences and apartment buildings. In 2011, he joined Loftwork, Inc. with the concept of “FabCafe” to unite a creative production environment and a café. As the director of the digital manufacturing café FabCafe, which opened in 2015, he participated in the launch of the public-private partnership, Hida’s Dancing Bears in the Forest of Hida (a.k.a. Hidakuma) in Hida City, Gifu Prefecture, and opened FabCafe Hida in 2016, with forest resources as the starting point. He has served as Executive Vice President of AMC since April 2018, and President and CEO of AMC since April of the following year.

    Kotaro Iwaoka was a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts AMC from 2011-2013 and participated in exhibitions such as “Possible World Spaces” (2010 ICC) and “Materializing” (2013, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts). His publications include Materializing Decoding: Between Information, Matter and Itself (2014, millegraph) and 63 Ways of Working to Create the Future of the City (2016, Gakugei Press).
    https://hidakuma.com/

  • Mitsuhiro Suwa

    FabCafe / Loftwork Inc. CEO

    Mitsuhiro Suwa is the Co-Founder and President of the new-style creative agency Loftwork Inc. In 2000, with the aim of making a new infrastructure for creative talents, he started up the creative network “loftwork.com.” Using his own experience working as a creative director, he is developing “loftwork.com” into one of Japan’s greatest creative infrastructures. In recent years, he has put a lot of energy into giving seminars and lectures, and writing materials on the topic of the effective use of Web platforms.

    He was born in San Diego, US, in 1971.
    After graduating from Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management (SFC,) he took part in the start-up of the FM radio station established by JapanTimes, “InterFM” (FM Inter-Wave Inc.) He contributed to the radio station as the first creative director. After this creative task, he went to the US in 1997, and after majoring in Digital Arts at the School of Digital Arts, worked as a designer in New York. He established Loftwork Inc. in the year 2000.

    Mitsuhiro Suwa is the Co-Founder and President of the new-style creative agency Loftwork Inc. In 2000, with the aim of making a new infrastructure for creative talents, he started up the creative network “loftwork.com.” Using his own experience working as a creative director, he is developing “loftwork.com” into one of Japan’s greatest creative infrastructures. In recent years, he has put a lot of energy into giving seminars and lectures, and writing materials on the topic of the effective use of Web platforms.

    He was born in San Diego, US, in 1971.
    After graduating from Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management (SFC,) he took part in the start-up of the FM radio station established by JapanTimes, “InterFM” (FM Inter-Wave Inc.) He contributed to the radio station as the first creative director. After this creative task, he went to the US in 1997, and after majoring in Digital Arts at the School of Digital Arts, worked as a designer in New York. He established Loftwork Inc. in the year 2000.

  • Chiaki Hayashi

    Co-founder and Representative Director

    She is a graduate of Waseda University’s School of Commerce and Boston University’s Graduate School of Journalism. After working for Kao, she founded Loftwork in 2000 and has worked on more than 200 projects a year, including web design, business design, community design, and spatial design. She operates communities and platforms such as FabCafe, a global digital manufacturing café; MTRL, which explores new possibilities for materials; and AWRD, which promotes co-creation with creators through online openings and judging.
    She is also a member of the Good Design Award jury, a member of the Manufacturing Industry Subcommittee of the Industrial Structure Council of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a member of the “Study Group for Industrial Competitiveness and Design”, and the chairman of “The Bear Dances in the Forest of Hida Co. She won “Woman of the Year 2017” (Nikkei WOMAN).

    She is a graduate of Waseda University’s School of Commerce and Boston University’s Graduate School of Journalism. After working for Kao, she founded Loftwork in 2000 and has worked on more than 200 projects a year, including web design, business design, community design, and spatial design. She operates communities and platforms such as FabCafe, a global digital manufacturing café; MTRL, which explores new possibilities for materials; and AWRD, which promotes co-creation with creators through online openings and judging.
    She is also a member of the Good Design Award jury, a member of the Manufacturing Industry Subcommittee of the Industrial Structure Council of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a member of the “Study Group for Industrial Competitiveness and Design”, and the chairman of “The Bear Dances in the Forest of Hida Co. She won “Woman of the Year 2017” (Nikkei WOMAN).

  • Tomohiro Yabashi

    Director and COO of Loftwork, Inc.

    As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tomohiro Yabashi leads Loftwork’s marketing department and recommends the best creative solutions to meet market and client demand. He supports Loftwork’s members in their efforts to improve the quality of project results for 160-180 companies per year while making steady improvements.

    As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tomohiro Yabashi leads Loftwork’s marketing department and recommends the best creative solutions to meet market and client demand. He supports Loftwork’s members in their efforts to improve the quality of project results for 160-180 companies per year while making steady improvements.

Program

16:50-17:00

Opening Announce

17:00-17:10

Introduction「FabCafe Global Report - Changes in Fab culture and introduction of FabCafe Nagoya」
 President of Loftwork Co. / FabCafe Founder Mitsuhiro Suwa

17:10-17:40

Vision Talk「Building a bridge for innovation from Nagoya through 'Manufacturing x Creativity'」
 Satoshi Tsuchiya, Executive Director of OKB Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank
 Loftwork Co / FabCafe Founder Chiaki Hayashi

17:40-17:50

Virtual Tour「Let's walk around FabCafe Nagoya」

17:50-18:25

Inspiration Talk 「Local and Global. Technology and Design. Technology and Design. The Place and Community that Inspire Innovation」  Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS] Professor Shigeru Kobayashi
 Kotaro Iwaoka, President and CEO, Hidakuma, Inc.
 Eri Iwasawa (Facilitator), Loftwork Inc., Marketing

18:25-18:30

Closing & Next「What do you Fab with FabCafe Nagoya?」
 COO of Loftwork Inc. / Representative of FabCafe Nagoya Tomohiro Yabashi

Information

Date & Time

Mon, September 14, 2020 03:00 – 04:30 UTC-05:00

Fee

Free (Advanced registration required)

Organizers & Sponsors

Organizer: FabCafe Nagoya
Support: Loftwork, Inc., OKB Research Institute, Inc., FabCafe Global Members

Notice

・The program is subject to change without notice.
・Photos of participants may be posted on fabcafe.com and loftwork.com at a later date.

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