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企画展「デザインあ展 in TOKYO」
 


 
本企画展は、「デザイン的思考」を伝えるNHKの教育番組「デザインあ」のコンセプトをもとに、デザインの視点や考え方を体験し、科学技術とのかかわりをも理解するものです。五感を最大限に活用した体験型展示は「観察」「分類・分解」「再構築」など、デザイン的思考を体験者自らが導き出せるよう工夫されています。また、映像と音楽によるインスタレーションなどの展示を通して、デザインの楽しさ、面白さを体験することができます。

本企画展は2013年開催の「デザインあ展」*を一新し、食、プロダクト、身体、空間、時間など生活の中にある身近な8つのテーマに焦点をあてます。それらを「みる・かんがえる・つくる」というデザイン的な視点の中に、科学技術との共通性や違いを発見してもらえるでしょう。
 
「デザイン」という言葉は、形や色をうまく整え、ものを作ることだと捉えられがちですが、本質的には、対象を観察、分析、考察したあと、組み合わせ、解決を導きだす方法論を意味しています。「デザイン」と「デザイン的思考」は、複雑な社会の共通理解を単純にし、さらに新しいシステムを構築し、そして直面する課題解決のために多様な人々が共創する重要な道具になると注目されています。展示場のたくさんの「あ!」という発見を通して、子どもも大人も一緒に、デザインを楽しく学び、思考を身に付け、自分たちの未来そのものをデザインし実践するきっかけになるでしょう。
 
開催メッセージ :デザインあ展 総合ディレクター 佐藤卓
人のあらゆる営みに、デザインは欠かせません。つまり、こどもの時からのデザイン教育が、とても大切なのです。そのような想いで始まったデザイン教育番組「デザインあ」を、身体と共に体験してもらえるのが「デザインあ展」です。2013年に開催した実験的な「あ展」を、さらに発展させる今回の「デザインあ展」は、これからのデザイン教育のあり方、そして展覧会の新しい形を提案できると思っています。
 
Special Exhibition “Design Ah! Exhibition in TOKYO”
Based on the concept of “the Design Ah!”, a NHK educational TV program that shares “design mind,” allows visitors to experience the perspective and manner of thinking in design and how that process relates to science and technology. Experience-based exhibitions that engage all five senses such as “Observation,” “Classification & Disassembly,” and “Reconstruction” are cleverly designed to prompt participants to personally discover the design-oriented thought process. Thought provoking installations featuring video clips and music also make it possible to share the joy and fascination of design with visitors.
The exhibition is a total renewal of the 2013 “Design Ah! Exhibition,”* and focuses on eight familiar themes from everyday life including food, products, the body, physical space, and time. By exploring these themes through the designed-oriented perspectives of “LOOK, THINK and CREATE,” visitors can discover the similarities and differences between design-oriented thinking and science and technology.
 
The term “design” is commonly understood as stylishly arranged shapes and colors and to make things. In its essence, however, design is the process of observing a subject, analyzing it, and after considering the result, exploring combinations to arrive at a solution. “Design” and “design-oriented thinking” have attracted significant attention as an essential tool to derive a simplified, common understanding from our complex societies, to create new systems, and to prompt a diverse range of people to work together in addressing the challenges we face. Through exhibits that bring out countless delighted “Ah!”s of discovery, children and adults can learn about the design mind in an enjoyable fashion. Perhaps, gaining this new way of thinking plants the seed of our very future.
 
Opening message: Taku Sato, General Director, Design Ah! Exhibition
Design is essential to virtually every aspect of our daily lives. In politics, administration, economics, healthcare, welfare, science, the arts, education, community activities – even many activities that we take for granted – work for us because design serves its part. And this is why I believe that design education plays an extremely important role from childhood. The Design Ah! children’s educational program was born from this conviction, and it remains the impetus behind this Design Ah! Exhibition, created to help visitors immerse in the wonder of design. It is my sincere hope that as many people as possible will visit this exhibition and experience design as richly as possible.