Seminar: 14 September 2015
Internationalisation of Higher Education in Japan: current government policy initiative and institutional responses
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to internationalise Japan’s universities is part of his plan to revitalise the nation’s economy. Professor Miki Horie of Ritsumeikan University will discuss how the government hopes to solve Japan’s structural problems by transforming the higher education sector.
Exhibition: 17 Sep 2015 – 23 Oct 2015
Kouichi Tabata’s first UK solo show explores drawing beyond line- and mark-making, tending towards the painterly. His paintings of still-life subjects are sequenced into animations as a kind of ‘still footage’, leading to an exploration of the dimensions between different layers of meaning in which these opposing forces operate. Looped paintings relinquish tranquil scenery, instead enveloping the audience into a restless, endless cycle.
Talk: 22 September 2015
The Missing Post Office invites you to post a letter, like a message in a bottle, which will float on the sea of time. A letter to and from anyone, anything, anywhere and at any time, which will one day be washed ashore.
Seminar: 29 September 2015
The Okinawa islands in the south had long been independent as the Ryukyu Kingdom and played a crucial role as the conduit of trade between Japan and the outside world. Naturally, many foreign ships had passed through- in some cases were stranded in the area- and are now found as underwater archaeological sites.