Kazuya is a trans-disciplinary designer to construct a bridge between fashion design and wearable technology in giving focal points to historical, existing and speculative fashion issues with science, technology and communication through design research and critique. He is researching in fashion design, wearable technology and bio design. His projects look at fashion design in the broad spectrum, from material development to the process of design in order to create fashion works to speculate on an alternative future of post-human bodies and explore how fashion design can be critical medium between human and natural / built environment. His works have been presented at Dutch Design Week 2017 (Eindhoven, 2017), Ars Electronica (Austria, 2017), Design Indaba (2016, Capetown), and AXIS gallery (Tokyo, 2015). Also he was selected for one of the top 20 global design graduate by Dutch Design Week, World Design Event and Design Indaba and he was the prize winner at YouFab Global Creative Award 2017, Wired Creative Hack Award 2017 and STARTS Prize 2017. Also Kazuya was nominated for a one of the “Tech-Skin Innovator” for Future Innovator Summit Tokyo 2018 by the Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative. He is in a doctoral course at the the graduate school of media and governance at Keio University SFC, X-design program.
1991 年生まれ。スペキュラティヴ・ファッションデザイ ナー/デザインリサーチャー。バイオテクノロジー、ウェ アラブルテクノロジー、デジタルファブリケーションに 依拠しつつ、ファッションが持つ未来志向・思索的な創 造性を探求する実践をおこなう一方で、デザイン学とし てのファッション研究を学術的に確立することを模索し ている。
STARTS PRIZE 2017 ノミネート、Wired Creative Hack Award 2017 特別賞、YouFab Global Creative Award 2017 入賞のほか、オランダのダッチデザイン ウィークと南アフリカのデザインインダバより、2017 年 国際デザイン作品トップ 20 に選出、ダッチデザイン ウィーク 2017 アンテナカンファレンス招待作家。アル スエレクトロニカ東京イニシアチブより、テック・スキン・ イノベータに選出。
慶應義塾大学大学院政策・メディア研究科エクスデザイ ンプログラム後期博士課程。日本学術振興会特別研究員 (DC1)。慶應義塾大学 SFC 研究所ソーシャルファブリ ケーションラボ研究員。慶應義塾大学大学院政策・メディ ア研究科エクスデザインプログラム修士課程修了(デザイン）。
In this conference, we welcome everyone engaged in the study and analysis of the fashion phenomenon – not only researchers from the academic world but, also innovative organisations and companies that work within the fashion system. We believe this dialogue is the basis for creativity and innovation and raises the level of excellence in research and in the pursuit of a better quality of life. GFC is held every two years in partnership with a university that conducts research in fashion studies. This University is involved in all aspects related to the scientific scope of the event. GFC is committed to developing all efforts in the diffusion of the work presented and that demonstrates a consistent scientific basis subject to peer review. The 2018 edition of GFC is hosted and curated in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a University of the Arts London Research Centre based at London College of Fashion.