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"Creating a public space - 3 initiatives to open up a space in the community" - SPT Laboratory Lecture

"Creating a public space - 3 initiatives to open up a space in the community" - SPT Laboratory Lecture
Schedule April 2024, 1 (Sun) 14: 13-00: 17
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lecturer Hirofumi Arai (“Sai no Horn”/Representative Director, Theater & Arts Ueda General Incorporated Association)
Midori Kubota (“Takeshi Cultural Center”/Chairman of Certified NPO Creative Support Let’s)
Kageyama Crane and Suzuki Kuri (“Yokohama Paradise Hall”/ArtLabOva)
Place Setagaya Culture and Lifestyle Information Center Workshop Room A
*The venue has been changed from the rehearsal hall.
Target Anyone
Capacity 40 people
*Reception on a first-come, first-served basis
Entry fee 1,500 Yen
Setagaya Public Theater Gakugei
03-5432-1526
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Overview

Setagaya Public Theater is a public theater created by Setagaya Ward.
Since its opening, the theater has not only held performances, but has also been actively involved in workshops and educational programs, aiming to become a theater open to the community.Specifically, over the past 26 years, we have been involved in a variety of initiatives, including holding theater workshop programs in our rehearsal halls that everyone from children to adults can participate in, and holding workshops during classes at elementary and junior high schools in the ward. It has expanded.
Our mission to continue creating open spaces remains unchanged.However, as society changes, the ways in which open spaces are created and the way they exist are diversifying.Now, I would like to once again think about ``public spaces'' with all of you gathered here, while referring to examples of initiatives to ``open spaces to local communities'' that are being put into practice in various regions from their own perspectives.

In recent years, as local communities have changed, efforts to create ``public'' spaces that respond to the needs of society have become more widespread, in ways that are not public facilities such as the Setagaya Public Theater, in other words, in grassroots or alternative ways. I am.
In this lecture, we will introduce three examples of ``public'' places with different regions, scales, and origins, and invite everyone gathered to think about how art can create public spaces within local communities. I would like to come.

One of the cases we will introduce is a company that operates a theater and guest house in Ueda City."Rhinoceros horn"is.In response to the community issues that have become apparent during the coronavirus pandemic, we are engaging in activities that re-examine the role of theater while connecting with local civic groups. The second one is in Hamamatsu City."Takeshi Cultural Center".We are trying to change the town through art, starting with activities we started while facing the challenges of welfare for people with disabilities.And the third one is Yokohama City."Yokohama Paradise Hall"is.From my standpoint as an artist, I open a space where people and events from various backgrounds, such as foreigners and people who are considered minorities, can intersect.

In addition to reporting on each case study, we hope to provide plenty of time for cross-talk, listening to stories about the reason for creating the venue, their thoughts on the activity, and plans for the future.We would like to proceed with this project while receiving many opinions from everyone who participates.

Program details

Schedule April 2024, 1 (Sun) 14: 13-00: 17
Message "Creating a public space - 3 initiatives to open up a space in the community" - SPT Laboratory Lecture
lecturer Hirofumi Arai (“Sai no Horn”/Representative Director, Theater & Arts Ueda General Incorporated Association)
Midori Kubota (“Takeshi Cultural Center”/Chairman of Certified NPO Creative Support Let’s)
Kageyama Crane and Suzuki Kuri (“Yokohama Paradise Hall”/ArtLabOva)
Place Setagaya Culture and Lifestyle Information Center Workshop Room A
*The venue has been changed from the rehearsal hall.
Target Anyone
Capacity 40 people
*Reception on a first-come, first-served basis
Entry fee 1,500 Yen

way to participate

Reception start and deadline

April 2023, 12 (Fri) 1: 10-
*Reception on a first-come, first-served basis


How to apply

Please specify (1) to (8) and apply using the web form.

(1) Name (furigana) (2) Address (3) Telephone number (4) Age (5) Occupation (6) Motivation for participation (7) Projects you have implemented/been involved in or are planning in the future ( 8)Other information

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*Measures to prevent the spread of infection are subject to change.

Instructor Profile

Hirofumi Arai ("Rhinoceros horn"/Representative Director of Theater & Arts Ueda General Incorporated Association)

Born in Ueda City.After joining the production department of Shizuoka Prefectural Performing Arts Center, she founded the cultural business group ``Theater & Arts Ueda'' in Ueda City.She produces cultural and artistic activities centered around theater. In 2016, she renovated a vacant store in the central shopping district of Ueda City and opened Sai no Kaku, a private cultural facility equipped with an event space and guest house that can be used for plays and live performances.It is operated as a place for various expressive activities and for interaction between local residents and artists.She is a member of the Ueda City Exchange Culture and Arts Center Management Council.

 

Midori Kubota ("Takeshi Cultural Center"/Chairman of Certified NPO Creative Support Let's)

After graduating from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, he engaged in environmental design work.She founded Creative Support Let's in 2000 after giving birth to her eldest son, who has a severe intellectual disability. In 2010, the disability welfare service office Ars Nova was opened. In 2016, the “Expression Less than” project started. Takeshi Cultural Center Renshakucho was constructed in 2018, and Hamamatsu Chimata Community Center opened in 2022. Received the 2017 Art Encouragement Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Received the 2022 Shizuoka Prefecture Cultural Encouragement Award.

 

Kageyama crane + perch chestnut ("Yokohama Paradise Hall"/ArtLabOva)

ArtLabOva is a non-profit artist run organization run by Crane Kageyama and Kuri Suzuki.He develops various projects based on his hourly atelier. In 2010, we moved to the multicultural downtown area next to the mini theater "Yokohama Cinema Jack & Betty" and opened "Yokohama Paradise Hall." Since 2015, the base has been open to local children free of charge.

・Kageyamazuru╱Artist
Born in Yokohama.After he graduated from art school, he wandered around Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. He started his own production and art projects around 1992. Since 1993, she has been involved in art activities within welfare facilities. He has been active as ArtLabOva since 1996. Since 2009, he has been the executive committee chairman of Yokohama Wakaba Town Multicultural Film Festival.

・Suzuki Kuri/Artist
Born in Sugamo, Tokyo.He spent his elementary, middle and high school years in Setagaya.As a musician, she collaborates extensively with art, theater, dance, children, and people with disabilities.She is continually conducting projects that consider the framework of sound and music. She has also been active as ArtLabOva since 1996.

Organized by

Setagaya Arts Foundation

Planning and production

Setagaya Public Theatre

Sponsorship

Setagaya-city

Contact

Setagaya Public Theater Gakugei

TEL. 03-5432-1526

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