The initial “Displaying Futures“ symposium took place on October 12, 2011, in Tokyo.
The event clearly reflected Merck’s ambition
to actively shape developments in this sector. Using an interdisciplinary approach, designers, artists, architects and scientists will explain how they are making communication visible in their respective fields.
Merck’s Displaying Futures symposium in Tokyo was a themed event and part of Merck’s contribution within the “150 Jahre Freund-schaft Deutschland-Japan” celebrations.
For over 150 years, Germany and Japan have enjoyed a strong relationship that formally began in the form of an agreement concluded by envoys of the Edo Shogunate and the King of Prussia. This year, this longstanding friendship shall become memorated in both countries with a series of events ranging from an official act of state, to concerts and exhibitions as well as symposiums in the areas of art, culture, politics and the current business environment which will help participants become more familiar with the other country’s culture and way of life. The recent soccer world championship victory by the Japanese women’s team in the partner country of Germany crowns the anniversary and could not have happened at a better time.
See the press release here
|Date:||October 12, 2011|
|Place:||Private residence of the German Ambassador in Tokyo|
|Topics:||Current challenges of the display industry, Yasuo Nakane Challenging ways of seeing and perceiving products and materials, Stefan Diez
Future ways of handling information, Stefan Karp Architecture that changes urban space, behavior and cognition,Ryue Nishizawa