Open call to designers for The youth Design Day in Japan 2018

Our design idea in brief…
Our project concerns the realization of an exhibition at the “Spazio Arte” of the Italian Cultural Institute of the city of Osaka and will be officially presented during the 2018 edition of “Italia Amore Mio” in Nagoya, Japan. The exhibition refers to prototypes or projects developed by young Italian designers (age limit 35 years) towards the eco-sustainability issue.
The event is part of the fifth edition of Switch On Your Creativity powered by Asian Studies Group. In addition of being a reference to the Italian Design Day 2018, developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it embraces an expositive reason that takes creative inspirations from the Fuorisalone 2018.
Asian Studies Group is extremely proud to say that the project has been included in two stages of Japan’s most famous road show: “Italia Amore Mio!”.

The Youth Design Day is driven by the concept of combining design and sustainability, developed in parallel to the “broken nature” statement, the theme that animates the twenty-second international exhibition at the Milan Triennale.

Our goal is to a select limited small number of young designers chosen from among the most talented in Italy (maximum 20), who can propose interior, industrial, civil or product design projects related to the concept.
We hope that our project will appeal to designers whose projectsCOVER_Design e Pianeta_no cam comhave such a content as to turn out to be internationally innovative.

What is “Italia Amore Mio!”
“Italia, Amore Mio!”, is the biggest Italian festival in Japan, now in its third edition. This year it will take place in three cities: Tokyo (21-22 April), Nagoya (21-22 July), Osaka (3-4 November). The projects selected by Asian Studies Group for The Youth Design Day will be placed within the stages of Osaka and Nagoya.
The festival consists of 6 days dedicated to the excellence of made in Italy with over 60 special guests, including Emma Marrone, and many other prominent personalities from various sectors from both Italy and Japan.
In addition to design, it will touch many fields such as music – with jazz, rock and pop live performances – talk shows conducted by Japanese celebrities, accompanied by breathtaking choreography, interactive games and competitions such as Play and Fly to Italy. For the occasion, the municipalities will be equipped with artistic installations, among which people can attend workshops dedicated to various issues and enjoy
a huge selection of Italian food and wine delicacies.

Eligibility of projects
We are looking for young talents who have a great desire to experiment, get involved and deal with what have become the essential needs of today’s world: preserving the nature in all its forms and think at the future as the mirror of our present. It is from today’s choices in terms of environment and sustainability that we will understand how to design and build the future around nature and cities.
According to our policy, are allowed any graphic representations and prototypes characterized by a strong creativity and those which develop the combination of matter-ecology in an innovative way.

We will select:
• Projects and prototypes of interior, civil, product design that have a view of sustainable production;
• Projects and processes with low energy and water use;
• Projects that generate harmful emissions savings;
• Projects related to innovative and eco-sustainable architectural solutions;
• Projects related to innovative and eco-sustainable housing solutions;
• Innovative and eco-sustainable urban furniture projects;
• Projects concerning innovation of production tools or innovative techniques for existing applications;
• Projects that come to life through the recycling and use of waste (ex novo and neo-classical materials);
• Projects that come to life thanks to the use of bio-based material;
• Projects created through the use of clean and renewable energy;
• Projects that develop an idea of packaging with biodegradable, recyclable and non-toxic materials;
• Projects born as economic and cultural support for countries with a fragile (fair trade) economy.

Take part: why not?
If you have all the credentials required of being an active part of a unique, multicultural experience join us. Thanks to the support of Asian Studies Group, this project will let you open doors useful for your growth both at personal and professional level.
Your creation will be presented to Japanese users in order to create opportunities for exchange, dialogue and discussion on the topic and will allow you to create a position.
Asian Studies Group offers the creation of a personalized video interview that will become an editorial product that will accompany your project in Italy and Japan. The video interviews will be shown on the official channels of Asian Studies Group and on the website of the Italian Institute of Culture of Osaka and will be a further vehicle of communication of Italianness in the world.
Hence, you will get visibility on the Asian market, considered a lover of Italian design and lifestyle.
You will be helped and supported by both national and international partners such as the City of Milan, the Municipality of Osaka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Institute of Culture of Osaka, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Do not hesitate to contact us for further information and to submit your project for “The Youth Design Day in Japan”!

Mail: contact@asianstudiesgroup.net
Telefono: 02 29513110 – 349 7420762

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