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AXIS vol.194

August 2018
Cover Artwork:
Tatsuya Tanaka (MINIATURE CALENDAR)
Feature
Feature

Creative Work Styles

Those who are called creators including designers, artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers, are people who create the very environments, systems, and tools for themselves to be creative. Nowadays when work style reform is being called for and the boundaries between work and non-work activities are being reexamined, hints for all those involved in "work" may be seen in the creative processes practiced by those featured in this issue.

Leaders
Leaders

Taisyu Kawano (Hironori Kawano M.D.)
[Psychiatrist / psychotherapist] [Chief priest of Rinko-ji Zen Temple, the Rinzai sect Kenchoji-ha]

Words spoken by those who think, learn, and then accumulate experience over that base are powerful indeed. Taisyu Kawano, who is a zen priest as well as a psychiatrist, is among those in possession of such words. He is a unique concurrent practitioner of those dual occupations and the temple and clinic that are his workplaces are visited daily by people who have been fatigued by human relationships and society. Kawano first preaches the importance of letting the brain rest.

Insight
Insight

A melting pot of possibilities and issues—On housing in China
Special contribution by Kenya Hara

House Vision is an exhibition that reexamines communities, land, and architecture while positioning the house as the starting point, and introduces new forms of cities overflowing with unique qualities. Kenya Hara, director of House Vision 2018 Beijing Exhibition to be held for 45 days from September 22, 2018, speaks out.

Insight
Insight

"Talk about Design" by Michael Bierut at Pentagram

Michael Bierut is a major player in the graphic design world of New York. His work includes the logo for MIT Media Lab and the identity for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. He is also the founder of the online media Design Observer. We visited Bierut at his office. He appeared with his notebook in hand as always and talked about design in simple terms.

Insight
Insight

The possibilities of connections as seen in Andrea Caputo's U-Joints

An exhibition titled U-JOINTS held in Milan in April, 2018 focused on the joints that connect parts in design and product development, a subject that does not normally see the spotlight nowadays. Architect Andrea Caputo who curated the exhibition explored the relationship between joints and design with many other designers and a team of researchers.