KMD FORUM 2018, "Journey": 10 years of the Keio Graduate School of Media Design
November 14, 2018
The KMD FORUM 2018, hosted by the Keio Graduate School of Media Design (KMD), was held at the Kyoseikan Collaboration Complex on Hiyoshi Campus over the two days of Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. This year’s event was themed on the various journeys that KMD has undergone over the past ten years, to mark the 10th anniversary of its establishment. Developments at KMD to date and research outcomes of the "Real Projects" that form the core of its activities were presented, with over 1100 visitors attending over the two days.
The day’s proceedings kicked off with a keynote speech by Mr. Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO Inc. titled "A New Age of Design―How might we design differently in the future?" Mr. Brown was awarded an honorary doctorate by Keio University on November 1 at Mita Campus. Four sessions followed, including a talk session to present plans for KMD’s next 10 years. In addition to the exhibition panels presenting their research outcomes, and demonstrations by KMD students, a "Mini Workshop Collection" for children and briefings for prospective students of KMD were also held.
Since the establishment of KMD in 2008, the Real Projects have been positioned at the core of the curriculum as both a testing ground and a platform for academic and theoretical inquiry. The two days of the forum served to prime expectations for the next 10 years of KMD, which will continue to pursue collaborative ties both internally and externally to complement substantive research outcomes that contribute solutions to the societal challenges with which we are directly confronted today.
Mr. Brown and KMD Dean Masahiko Inakage engaged in discussion at the opening session
Scene from the Q&A session
At the talk session venue
Students introduce their research outcomes to visitors
Kyoseikan Collaboration Complex bustles with many visitors