Doobu + Nagano Satoshi Seminar, Department of Industrial Sociology, Ritsumeikan University, open online works


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Doobu + Nagano Satoshi Seminar, Department of Industrial Sociology, Ritsumeikan University, "White blanket of Tsumari's milleu 〜incorporating Memories into Tokamachi - Date area's community space〜"

Doobuu, which has been presenting artworks in the Mizusawa district of Date since 2012, will present “White blanket of Tsumari’s milleu 〜incorporating Memories into Tokamachi – Date area’s community space〜” at the same location as a work by Doobuu and Nagano Satoshi’s seminar at Ritsumeikan University’s College of Industrial Sociology. In addition, the indigenous art space will be extended online as part of the work from 2022.

The online works will house valuable information obtained through careful on-site research from the perspective of nature, culture, and industry in Echigo-Tsumari. In addition, this year’s exhibition focuses on a local resource: washi paper. The exhibition includes an animation of the process from kouzo (paper mulberry) to washi (Japanese paper), the creation of a three-dimensional regional space using high-sensitivity sound recording, and interviews with washi artists.

The people, things, and things in the region that support the Art Triennale are expressed from a variety of perspectives, and the exhibition shows one form of art (socially-engaged art (SEA)) that is based on regional participation. We hope you will enjoy this constantly evolving online artwork.

(From the artist’s comment)


Doobu was formed by members who specialize in urban planning and urban development and conduct work and research under the theme of “revitalization of local resources. The group is named “Doobu”, which means “Doobu” in Japanese, meaning “to enter into the community and engage in art activities”. They have been participating in art festivals since 2012.

[Nagano Satoshi Seminar, College of Industrial Sociology, Ritsumeikan University]
The seminar aims to solve various problems in contemporary society, such as creating a sense of fulfillment for the elderly, succession of bearers of local resources, and reconstruction from the earthquake disaster, from the perspective of social innovation and social design.

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Echigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center
Address Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET 6-1, 71-2, Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture, 948-0003
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