"Banana Textiles for the Earth" Exhibition

Living Design Center Ozone
Finished
Tama Art University started the Banana Textile Project in 2000 with the goal of creating a system to produce recycled woven textiles using banana stems that are discarded in the tropical regions. This program was chosen as a MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Gendai (modern) Good Practice program in 2006 for combining recycled waste and design to contribute to environmental protection. This is the second year of the three-year program, and a progress report and forum will take place. Works on display include interior fabrics, mats, screens, lighting, apparel, hats and bags made of banana fiber and designed by students.

"Banana Textiles for the Earth" Form
Date: January 24th (Thrs), 15:00-18:30 (Doors open 14:30)
Location: 3F Park Tower Hall (Free entry)
Capacity: 500 (in order of reservations)

-Part 1: Lecture (15:00-16:45 with simultaneous interpreting)
"Bananas and Myths" (Shinichi Nakazawa, Tamabi professor)
"Changes in Material: From Waste to Value" (Jakki Dehn, Kingston University professor)
"New Materials Change Lives: Brazilian Women Communities, Banana Fiber and Design" (Maria Cecilia Loschiavo, San Paolo University assistant professor)

-Part 2: Panel Discussion (17:00-18:30)
"Banana Textile: Global Environmental Issues and Design Education"
Manabu Akaike, Jakki Dehn, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo, Fumikazu Masuda, Shinichi Nakazawa

*Please contact Tama Art University Department of Product Design, Textile Research by phone (042-679-5625), fax (042-679-5647) or e-mail to banana2007@tamabi.ac.jp.

Schedule

Jan 24 (Thu) 2008-Jan 29 (Tue) 2008 

Opening Hours Information

Hours
10:30-18:30
Closed
Wednesday
Open on a public holiday Wednesday. Closed during the summer and New Year holidays.
FeeFree
VenueLiving Design Center Ozone
http://www.ozone.co.jp/eng/
Location3F-7F Shinjuku Park Tower, 3-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
Access10 minute walk from the North exit of Hatsudai Station on the Keio New line, 10 minute walk from exit A4 at Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo line, 12 minute walk from Sangubashi Station on the Odakyu Odawara line.
Phone03-5322-6500