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The Milano Design Week 2018: SMASH!

We are glad to inform you that “The Youth Design Day in Japan”, the latest project by Switch On Your Creativity, was a real success and turned out to create lot of interest on its open call during The Milano Design Week.

Both the designers and the events’ coordinators (thanks to Design CircusFuoriSalmone and Asia Design Pavillion) were really engaged by the project and by its sustainability aim, so we were able to launch our open call in lots of the Milano Design Week events, in different city quarters.

The sustainability aim of this contest is that to combine the beauty of the design forms to the attention towards nature, always looking to the future of our planet.

The ambiental policy in Japan seeks to concentrate its attention towards nature and environment without overlooking the country’s need to carry on the course of its economical and technological growth. That is the reason why the ambiental cause is very popular and deeply felt in Japan.

Almost thirty were the candidacies we collected only during the different events, and others that which we received privately.

As the first stage has gone, we are now starting the final selection phase in which we are defining the design projects we will officially present during the second stage of The Youth Design Day: the 2018 edition of “Italia Amore Mio”, an Italian festival that will occur from the 21 to the 22 of July in Nagoya, Japan.

The third and last stage will be the projects’ exhibition that will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute in Osaka from the 3rd to the 4th of November.

The deadline for the candidacy is the 20th of May, so you have only few days to send us yours!


Mail: contact@asianstudiesgroup.net
Telefono: 02 29513110 – 393 3262349

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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

Inauguration day – vernissage in Osaka

On May 26 has taken place the inauguration of the first of two vernissage organized by Asian Studies Group for the Contemporary Art section of Switch on Your Creativity.

The official opening was held in the splendid Osaka Festival Hall, at the presence of the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Stefano Fossati and the Consul General of Italy Marco Lombardi, as well as a limited number of selected guests.

The exhibition, curated by Dr. Paolo Cacciato -scientific director of Asian Studies Group-, sees the participation of young Italian artists and a small collective of works done by students coming from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

The link between these two clusters is the theme of creativity lived as an exploration through the senses, objects, places, experiences …, keeping the focus on Italian heritage and / or the city of Milan, seen as a meeting place between Western and Oriental culture.

Among the young Italian artists are there: Marco Randazzo, Gianluca Sità, Andrea Sbra Perego, Vittorio Asteriti, Margherita Martinelli, Elisa Vendramin, Sophie Mühlmann, Filippo Cristini and Giorgia Cavaliere, while Elias Bertoldo, Silvia Greco, Magda Chiarelli, Yuki Aoki and Saeed Naderi represent the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

The Director Stefano Fossati and the Consul General of Italy Marco Lombardi has shown deep interest on the works selected by Asian Studies Group, so as to consider the possibility to postpone the closing of the exhibition beyond the deadline of June 15, moving it in Art schools and University in Osaka.

 

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1st event – Vernissage in Osaka

24th April 2017

Press release

Switch on your Creativity was born in 2013 as the Asian Studies Group production. It is an intercultural contest on youth creativity in Milan, very close to EXPO 2015. Thanks to the involvement of prestigious technical sponsors such as Enel, JAL, Samsung and Philips during 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, Switch on your Creativity rewarded creative works developed on diverse themes but with constant appreciation of the encounter between Western and Oriental culture.
During the award ceremony of the second edition, in the presence of EXPO 2015 and of all the majoexpo-in-citta_logor institutions, the “Charter of Values ​​for Youth Creativity” was presented, a programmatic document by which an International Commission for Young Creative puts the foundation for a series of proposals in order to favor and enhance the centrality of Milan as the European Capital of Creativity. Thus, the competition becomes an accelerator of creative projects with the aim of supporting the creation, promotion and support of creative content from Europe and Asia by guiding young protagonists in matching terms with sponsors or favoring their realization of international creative projects in Milan and consolidating, through them, territorial marketing actions for the City of Milan, facilitating twinning prospects with institutions, organizations, festivals and academies.
Switch on your Creativity, now in the fourth edition, continues in the enhancement of content that keeps alive the artistic dialogue between Asian and European countries, through the exaltation of works of wisdom. Switch on your Creativity best rep
resents for Milan what we have defined #ereditàexpo, that is, a legacy of dynamism and admiration for our city that the 2015 Universal Exposition have instilled in countries and cultures around the world.
Switch on your creativity 4th edition develops along the theme “Creativity is Discovery”. The creative proposals selected and introduced in our accelerator for promotion and realization fall into the following categories

Contemporary Art
Show & Dance
Music
Short Movies
Fashion & Design
Innovation

For what concern the Contemporary Art section of the 2017 edition, Asian Studies Group has consolidated a collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Osaka, welcoming at its Space Art at Osaka Festival Hall the exhibition entitled “From Milan to
Osaka, a bridge of emotions in the discovery of the Ego”, by Dr. Paolo Cacciato, the scientific director of Asian Studies Group. The exhibition will last three weeks, from 27th May to 15 June. Two categories are involved: 5 postgraduates students of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and 9 young professionals who deal with the topic of discovery immagineas a meeting of cultures, narrative of their subjectivity, discovery of diversity in comparison with the world, desire and need to communicate their own feeling with the “World Japan”.
The participating artists for the young professional category are: Andrea Sbra Perego; Marco Randazzo, Giorgia Cavaliere; Gianluca Sità; Filippo Cristini; Elisa Vendramin, Sophie MuhAccademia-Belle-Arti-Brera_0_15lmann, Margherita Martinelli, Vittorio Asteriti;
For the young students of the Accademia di Brera will participate: Elias Bertoldo, Saeed Naderi, Yuki Aoki, Silvia Greco and Magda Chiarelli.
We thank for their collaboration and institutional support Expo in the City and the Councilor for Culture Filippo Del Corno,
with us from the first edition; The Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka in the Director of Fossati, without whose support, the event would not have taken place;
Finally, thanks to Franco Marrocco, Director of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, for the courteous and supportive of the event.

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The SWITCH ON YOUR CREATIVITY proposal for its 4th edition is “Creativity is Discovery”

This contest, edited by Asian Studies Group, has the aim to explore creativity, viewed from different perspectives.

This not only through six different thematic areas (music, short films, contemporary art, Innovation, Show and Dance, Fashion & Design) but collaborating more closely wExpo-in-citta_logo.pngith institutions like EXPO in CITTÀ’, which sponsors the event, and a number of international institutions linked to Eastern culture.

In this sense, Asian Studies Group has developed a fruitful joint with the Italian Film & Art Festival – IFAF  – in Seoul, the solely Italian film festival in Korea.

Inside the Italian Film & Art Festival (next date in November 2017), SWITCH ON YOUR CREATIVITY will have a space where to expose participants works for the short film category.IFAF_LOGO [Convertito].jpg

Between the 30th of June and the 1st of July, the Director of IFAF, Dr. Lanki Jung, will come to Italy make an open seminar over Korean cinematography and to assist to a film screening of emerging artists from Korea, selected by her.

We are collecting video-visual projects which meet the theme of Creativity lived like a discovery (emotional, environmental, sensory, landscaping, instrumental, etc..) and you can introduce your work emailing us to:

asg@asianstudiesgroup.net

As participant of SWITCH ON YOUR CREATIVITY you will have the chance to see your work represented at Italian Film & Art Festival, an international and prestigious context

Follow us to discover all participants!!

 

Double your art, from Milano to Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Osaka

Asian Studies Group returns in 2017 with Switch on your Creativity, as its fourth edition, with the theme “Creativity is a Discovery”.

In collaboration with “Expo in Città” and the Municipality of Milan, the Switch on your Creativity is not just a contest but a concrete accelerator and incubator of crExpo-in-citta_logo.pngeativity and innovation of intercultural projects in order to approach Western to Eastern culture.

As with previous editions, the core contents of the event are developed around the four principles of the “Charter for Youth Creativity Values” specially drafted in 2015, during EXPO.

By following these principles, Asian Studies Group is going to develop, implement, promote and ultimately judge the best content, rewarding the internationality and creativity.

From the previous event, the contest consists of six different categories: Innovation, Art & Music, Short Movies, Fashion & Design, Contemporary Art, Show and Dance.

The award ceremony of the third edition, took place during the gala dinner celebrated at the Novotel Milano Ca’ Nord.

The fourth edition of the Switch on Your Creativity – Creativity is a Discovery, sees the collaboration between Asian Studies Group and the Italian Cultural Institute in Osaka (JP), with the specific aim of organizing a “double” vernissage Milan-Osaka, on May 20, 2017. In Osaka the exhibition will be hosted in the Italian Institute of Culture – Spazio Arte – at Festival Hall building.Immagine.png

We sincerely thank the Italian Institute of Culture, which in fact represents the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the granting of the spaces in the consular building in Osaka, in addition to the full logistical and financial support of the operation of the on-site works.

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Year after year Switch on Your Creativity raises the level of its objectives and of its partnerships, allowing the creativity to express themselves to the fullest, free of structural, organizational and promotional.

This double vernissage is a great opportunity in a dual perspective. Particularly it favors a concrete link between the two cities Milan and Osaka, in widely separated spatially, but thanks to the art can penetrate. This provides an additional contact element, stronger and more durable than money.

Central element of the Switch on your Creativity is the creativity of young people and through this event the lens is centered which is to provide emerging young artists and aspiring, the opportunity to be known and appreciated by an international and diverse audience level racial and cultural life, interesting, impressive and potential prospects both economic and employment.

Wanna know more about this opportunity and present your artwork for the official selection? please contact us

Creativity is Discovery – the 4th edition 2017

Switch on Your Creativity has become concretely a real cross cultural and well framed accelerator for youth creativity and it’s ready to sustain many projects for the next year introducing Milan as preferential frame to develop international contents on diversified creative sections with the topic “Creativity is Discovery”

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20161012_195035_014For the new edition the Charter of Values for Youth Creativity created on 2015 during Milan EXPO still represents the core-contents of the initiative. For 2017 these values will be officially introduced during two important partnered events abroad: the Italian Film and Arts Festival of Seoul and during first edition of Milan Osaka Youth Creativity Day promoted by  our organization Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka. At the same time these international events will be preferential occasion to present and promote some creative contents approved and presented in Italy during the 4th edition on 2017.

Switch on Your Creativity  started as international contest promoted on 2013 by Asian Studies Group in occasion of Milano EXPO 2015 but from last edition has become a multi-platform incubator with many activities realized with introduction of experts, supporters, funds, locations and services.

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The current edition includes six different sections where it’s possible for youth creative personalities (individuals, organizations, schools, associations, foundations etc) to present initiatives that concern cross cultural dimension (like europe and asia on dialogue and mutual cooperation or comparison between europe and asia) and follow  the principles of our Charter of Values for Youth Creativity.

We’ll consider the initiatives that include the following elements for those concerns creative elements

  • contemporary art & photography
  • music
  • innovation
  • short movie
  • fashion & design
  • show & dance

As part of our NPO’s activity we examine all the requests of support for the realization of the projects  and we select those meet our feasibility ‘s scheme according with sponsors and institutions interested to follow specific contents.

In particular, contact us to present your artistic and creative project to be realized in Milan if you need

  • Promotion
  • Services (concept, production, post production)
  • Location
  • Management
  • Interpreters
  • Funding and Production
  • Counseling
  • Improvement of attendance
  • Support to introduce and realize the same project abroad (East Asia)

20161012_195432_006For 2017 our organization Asian Studies Group decided to inaugurate a new platform called Force for Creativity, Art and Innovation. The fund consist of amount collected basically by annual membership subscriptions or sales of services made by our organization. First of all the fund support the organization of conclusive Gala Night when some projects receive special mention for particular costitutive factors and “The international dialogue between cultures, Europe and Asia on dialogue” Award is assigned. Beyond that the fund is also a collector for sponsors or institutions that want to support our mission.

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Fill the form to contact our staff if you want to cooperate with us and start being part of the creative network of operators who choose to cooperate in Switch on Your Creativity. Your iniziative will be examined and classified to join our 4th edition.