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Symposium & Workshop 2012

GID Symposium 2012

Date and time :
Wed. Nov 21, 2012,
14:00 - 17:00 (13:30 Open)
Venue : Auditorium, Academy Hills, 49th Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills (Access)
Language : English, Japanese
(with simultaneous translation)
Fee : Free of Charge

GID Symposium on Ustream

Date and Time :
Wed. Nov 21, 2012,
14:00 - 17:00 JST
Original Sound Channel :
English Version Channel:
Japanese Version Channel:

GID Workshop 2012

Date and time :
Fri. Nov 23, 2012,
10:00 - 17:00 (9:30 Open)
Venue : S02, 3rd floor, Collaboration Complex Building, Keio Hiyoshi Campus (Access)
Participation :
Attendance / Observation
Language : English only
(no translation provided)
Fee : Free of Charge



We are pleased to invite you to a preview of the Keio Media Design GID program under development at an event called “Global Innovation Design Symposium.” The event will be held Wednesday, November 21st at the Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Faculty members will present the future of design education and business ― Prof. Steve Diskin, Pratt Institute, U.S.A; Prof. Miles Pennington, Royal College of Art & Prof. Peter Childs from Imperial College London, U.K.; and Prof. Masa Inakage from Keio Media Design, Japan.

In addition, we will hold an optional “GID Workshop 2012@KMD” on Friday, November 23rd at the Collaboration Complex in Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. The workshop will provide hands-on experience and skills for innovation design, representative of the GID program.


Session : "The Future of Education and Business Driven by Innovation Design"
 - Steve Diskin Pratt Institute
 - Miles Pennington Royal College of Art
 - Peter Childs Imperial College London
 - Masa Inakage Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University
 - Naohito Okude Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University

* Schedule, Program contents and Speakers are subject to change.

Apply for the Symposium and/or Workshop

Please kindly apply from the application form for the symposium and/or workshop.

*We still have a little space for our symposium and we make a short period for additional application. Next lottery results will be sent shortly after November 11.

Application(2nd) Deadline : Closed, thank you!

*For both of the symposium and workshop, participants will be selected by lottery. The lottery results will be sent shortly after November 7. If you prefer to attend the workshop as an observer, reservation is not required. Observers may come to the venue anytime during the workshop, but are encouraged to observe the entirety.

About GID

Global Innovation Design (GID) Program

The Global Innovation Design (GID) program is currently being developed by the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University (KMD). The plan is to establish a trans-national education environment unparalleled in the world, bridging three major centers of design, culture and industry: Royal College of Art (RCA) & Imperial College London (ICL) in London, Pratt Institute (Pratt) in New York, and Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University (KMD) in Tokyo/Yokohama. These centers are recognized international leaders in creativity and innovation, offering complementary expertise in art, design, engineering, technology, and business. The GID program has been adopted as a Re-inventing Japan Project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

Global Design Leaders

The KMD GID program operates at the Master’s level, where a select group of KMD students earn Master’s Degrees while studying at and traveling between all three program centers. This is not just a study abroad experience, but an integrated international program that represents a new model for higher education in the 21st century. GID educates global design leaders — creative catalysts for positive change in a globalized society.

Global innovation is driven forward by businesses designing for the marketplace and universities designing at the cutting edge of technology. To promote this common creative pursuit, the KMD GID program is partnering with innovative companies across industries and levels.

Partner University

Pratt Institute: Graduate Industrial Design
Royal College of Art / Imperial College London: Innovation Design Engineering
Keio University: Graduate School of Media Design

Keynote speaker

Dale Russell
Visiting Professor
Innovation Design Engineering Programme
Royal College of Art and Imperial College

Professor Dale Russell FRCA, internationally acknowledged innovation practitioner, futurist and academic. Her creative direction, interdisciplinary narratives and strategic guidance, focused within design and technology innovation, inspire visionary human-focused design cultures and projects across a diverse blue-chip global portfolio.

Dale is Visiting Professor, Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art joint Imperial College course and Visiting Professor, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London. Her advisory roles include Design Against Crime Research; Textile Futures Research Centre; Spatial Practices Research; Helen Hamlyn Centre; and Brunel University's School of Design and Engineering.