City as Nature Festival, Osaka

Join a celebration and a journey through art, music, culture, and environmental landscapes in Osaka’s port-side creative village. シティーズネイチャーフェスティバルは皆のためのお祝いです。自然と水をテーマにした展覧会やトークイベント、ワークショップなどを行うアートフェスティバル。


October 11-23, 2019
Kitakagaya, Osaka, Japan


What is City as Nature Festival?

シティアズネイチャーフェスティバル
とは何ですか?


City as Nature Festival is a celebration for everyone to explore new ways of knowing our cities through art, culture, and environmental landscapes in Osaka’s port-side creative village.

シティーズネイチャーフェスティバルは皆のためのお祝いです。私たちの都市を織り成しているファブリック、横糸と縦糸となる自然と水を通して時間(Time)と場所(Place)を新たに発見するアートへの道のり、ご一緒に旅立ちませんか?7カ国出身のアーティスト。


Events Schedule

イベントスケジュール


Join us for place-based art, workshops, concerts, walks, talks, and storytelling events, celebrating the relationships between humans, cities, and the waterways that form us.

自然と水をテーマにした展覧会やトークイベント、ワークショップなどを行うアートフェスティバル


Water: Multi-Species Migration and Displacement
10.11〜14 & 10.18〜21

Water: Multi-Species Migration and Displacement
[水とアート ] ART EXHIBITION

A team of American artists invite Kansai-based artists to co-produce handmade flags and poetic verse for an international exhibition exploring issues of water, language, and migration.

Lead Artists: Robin Lasser, Marguerite Perret, Bruce Scherting(アメリカ)
Guest Artists: Carmen Bouyer, Pittore Felice, gwai, Masahiro Kawanaka, K. Kough, Hiro Miyahara, Cathy Hao, Dooha Kim, Alicia Bay Laurel, Kie Minami, Heeyoung Park, Karen Tsugawa, Yuki Tsukiyama, Hirofumi Uchihara, Takuma Uematsu, Ayumi Yamazato
Musicians: Bomnunbyeol, Chan, Miyu Hironaga, Alicia Bay Laurel

Exhibition Hours: 10am – 6pm
Opening Event: 10.11 (Friday) 6:00pm

アメリカのアーティストを始め、フランス、日本、韓国、台湾、タイからのゲストアーティストたちと共に「水との関係」を探検するイベント 。

展示時間: 9:00〜17:00
オープニングイベント:10.11 fri 18:00


10.12 (sat) 10:00〜12:00

Urban Mapping & Weed Foraging
[市内地図と雑草を食べる ] WORKSHOP

Come uncover the hidden elements of urban nature. Participants create an urban nature map, and explore edible weeds and herbs in the neighborhood.

都市の自然の隠れた要素を発見してください。 都市の自然マップを作成し、近所で育つおいしい食用雑草やハーブを探検しましょう。


10.12 (sat) 15:30

Conversation with Water
[ 水と話しています ] TALK & LIVE

Enjoy an afternoon of music and dance performances, and interdisciplinary discussions between artists and ecologists about our human relationship with water.

Talk Guests:
Robin Lasser (USA)
Robin is a practicing artist, and professor of art at San Jose State University. Her socially-engaged artworks photographs, videos, site-specific installations, and public art deal with environmental issues and social justice.
Alicia Bay Laurel (USA)
Alicia is an American artist, author, and musician, well known for her bestselling 1970 book “Living On The Earth“, a notable guide for participants in the American back-to-the-land movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
Tsuji Shinichi / Japan
A cultural anthropologist, author, and environmentalist, Tsuji lived in North America for fifteen years, and holds a ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornel University. He is the founder of Sloth Club, the leading slow-life organization in Japan.
Patrick M. Lydon (moderator) / USA
Lydon is an ecological artist, writer, and filmmaker. He is the founder of City as Nature, and co-director of FRIEC environmental forum (New York).

Musicians: Alicia Bay Laurel, Nekoma Drops Flute Trio, Bomnunbyeol, Chan
Dance: Kie Minami

水に関する音楽の公演や芸術家、生態学者、そして地元の人々との学際的な議論。

トークゲスト:
ロビンラッサー、美術教授(アメリカ)
アリシア・ベイ・ローレル、 著者兼ミュージシャン(アメリカ)
辻 信一 、 文化人類学者。環境運動家。明治学院大学国際学部教員(日本)
パトリックM.ライドン (モデレーター) / City as Natureの創設者( アメリカ )
ミュージシャン: アリシア・ベイ・ローレル、 ネコマドロップスフルートトリオ、ボンヌンビョル、チャン
ダンス: 南 紀江

Co-Production: TRA-TRAVEL Osaka Art Hub


A 'signaling water' flag workshop by Robin Lasser and Marguerite Perret
10.13 (sun) 10:00〜15:00

Signaling Water: Google Dada Haiku
[ 詩と芸術を作ろう ] WORKSHOP

Join the international exhibition! Make flags and poetry and parade to the dockyards at Creative Center Namura.

Workshops start every hour, and last approximately 1.5 hours.

国際展示会に参加しよう! どなたでもワークショップへようこそ。 私たちは小さな旗や詩を作ることを学び、それから私たちはドッキヤードへのパレードに参加します。

ワークショップは1時間ごとに始まります。おおよその長さ:1.5時間。

Facilitators: Robin Lasser, Karen Tsugawa(アメリカ)& Pittore Felice(日本)


Who is Involved?

誰がいるでしょう?


City as Nature Festival brings together artists, musicians, and environmentalists from America and East Asia, as they uncover moments and places where humans and our cities are intertwined with the rest of nature.

シティアズネイチャーフェスティバルは国内外のアーティストを結びつけます。 新しい方法で街の本質を知りたがっている人は、フェスティバルで楽しい時間を過ごします。


Curators / キュレーター

Patrick M. Lydon; festival director
Suhee Kang; curator (Korea)
Harumi Ikegame; curator (Japan)

Lead Artists / リードアーティスト

Robin Lasser
Margurite Perret
Bruce Scherting

Guest Artists / ゲストアーティスト

Carmen Bouyer, Pittore Felice, gwai, Masahiro Kawanaka, K. Kough, Hiro Miyahara, Cathy Hao, Dooha Kim, Alicia Bay Laurel, Kie Minami, Heeyoung Park, Karen Tsugawa, Yuki Tsukiyama, Hirofumi Uchihara, Takuma Uematsu, Ayumi Yamazato

Musicians / ミュージシャン

Bomnunbyeol, Miyu Hironaga, Alicia Bay Laurel, Megumi Mouri, Hirase Natsumi

Support / サポート

The festival is produced by City as Nature and The Branch Osaka, in collaboration with The Forum for Radical Imagination on Environmental Cultures (FRIEC) at The Nature of Cities (New York), and in kind support from Chishima Foundaton for Creative Osaka (Japan).

Local Partners / パートナー

AIR Osaka hostel, Chidori Bunka, Coop Kitakagaya, NPO Good Luck, TRA-Travel Osaka Art Hub. Yukawa Hiroyasu, Yasutaka Kaneda, Aoi Kisaka, Kotaro Konishi, Qenji Yoshida


Venues

会場


Festival events happen in locations around Osaka’s Kitakagaya Creative Village.

大阪の北ヶ谷クリエイティブビレッジ周辺でイベントが開催されます。



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私たちの友達になろう!


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