Ibaraki Design Promotion Conference (Selected from open call)
Founded in 1994, the Ibaraki Design Promotion Conference (IDPC) offers various opportunities for exchange between members, comprised of creators, with the aim of encouraging personal-development, and making contributions to the local communities on a wider scale. While considering new solutions created through the power of people and of design, IDPC strives to aid local industries, governments, and schools. IDPC will be participating in KENPOKU ART 2016 with Hiwatashi no Sato Project (Daigo), an attempt to express through design the local people of Daigo¬—a place still retaining qualities of the archetypal Japanese scenery—and their lives in the mountains. The project will be comprised of multiple collaborative projects with the local community, including poster exhibitions, rice-growing workshops, and package design for souvenirs. The poster exhibition will be held at the former Uwaoka Elementary School in Daigo.