Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Participating University TagsKanazawa College of Art

Kanazawa College of Art was founded in 1946, amidst post-war confusion and desperation. It has inherited and developed arts and crafts with the enthusiasm of Kanazawa citizens who loved learning, loved traditions, and sought to contribute to the peace of humankind and aims to promote local culture and industry. In 1955, it was approved as a four-year university to engage in unique education and academic research in the field of arts, crafts, and design. Since then, the university has produced many living national treasures and first-line creators and has supported the development of culture and the arts at home and abroad.
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"Saihate", Art Festival Participation Project

The first Oku-Noto Triennale was held in 2017 in Suzu, the farthest point at the tip of the Noto Peninsula, attracting over 70,000 visitors. At Kanazawa College of Art, a group of students and faculty members from different majors and grades formed the Kanazawa College of Art, Art Project Team, Suzupro, to create an installation work in a large old house in Suzu City and to engage with the local community through various activities such as planning in collaboration with the shopping district. The second Oku-Noto Triennale was scheduled for the fall of 2020. However, due to the impact of the new coronavirus, it was postponed to the fall of […]

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2022.3.29

Kanazawa College of Art's "Coronavirus and New Lifestyle and Design" Initiatives

Introduction of Distance Learning Kanazawa College of Art has been promoting education under the motto “Think with Hands, Make with heart” in its educational guidelines, and has been placing great importance on small-group, face-to-face education. Although our university has kept a distance from distance education, the spread of COVID-19 has forced us to take a major step toward the introduction of online classes. Here I would like to mainly summarize the development of our distance learning system and the results of our preparations for the new semester, which supposed to start in early April 2020 and was pushed back to May 11, 2020, and a review of our current situation. […]

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2021.7.2

The Succession and Development of Art and Craft and the Promotion of Local Culture and Industry

Kanazawa College of Art was founded in 1946, amidst post-war confusion and desperation. It has inherited and developed arts and crafts with the enthusiasm of Kanazawa citizens who loved learning, loved traditions, and sought to contribute to the peace of humankind and aims to promote local culture and industry. In 1955, it was approved as a four-year university to engage in unique education and academic research in the field of arts, crafts, and design. Since then, the university has produced many living national treasures and first-line creators and has supported the development of culture and the arts at home and abroad. In 2023, the university will be moving to a […]

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2021.7.2

Wide, Shallow, Deep, Design Education

The educational philosophy of Kanazawa College of Art, Department of Design, Interior & Architectural Design course is to cultivate human resources who can combine various methods and expression to propose ideas beautifully. In line with the philosophy, we study and practice cross-disciplinary design education with five faculty members of different specialization, in Kanazawa, where tradition and innovation resonate. In addition to landscapes, architecture, and interiors design that are related to spatial design, the course also includes products and graphics design which is on a scale closer to humans. Hence, it is possible to learn continuously from landscape scales to packages that humans can pick up. In this course, the teachers […]

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2020.3.31