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AXIS vol.222 Design education connected to society

AXIS vol.222 Design education connected to society

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【Publication date】2023.03.01


A newly established technical college for young students who have just graduated junior high school aims to foster entrepreneurs capable of making things and affecting society….

Art universities venturing into collective projects with consulting companies to solve issues local society is facing….

Options for being exposed to and learning design are increasing including branch-school facilities where students come up with new ideas and concepts through desk work and practice in a rich natural environment.

Behind this are shifts in the kind of human resources involved in the design society is demanding.

Design education has been taken up as a discussion theme even at study meetings led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that assembles suggestions regarding the significance and roles of design demanded by society.

There is an urgent need to shift from conventional industrial promotion and reinforcement of competitive strengths to initiatives that contribute to creativity in cultural and social values.

The featured articles in this issue of AXIS close in on new movements in Japanese design education that place more importance on connections with society with which what is learned and understood in design will be returned and contributed broadly.

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