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The imagination of children sometimes goes beyond the realms of reality and challenges conventional thinking. In order to foster such creativity, Chibikkobe was created. Chibikkobe is every child’s dream-come-true; it is a city exclusively for children, designed by children. A place dedicated to creative activities where children develop and learn new skills alongside professionals of several areas. During their time at Chibikkobe, children become architects, chefs or even designers; children explore their imagination to interpret these...
City of Design Kobe Creative Council gets ready to launch an experimental event intended to create and promote the dissemination of new forms of culture. The initiative will include live music performances, open-air screenings, conferences and shows mixing several fields such as music, film, media, fashion, animation and gastronomy. The event takes place in five places throughout the city and aims at attracting more young people to foster the sense of belonging to the city and its unique creative environment. Liverpool, Creative City of...
Over the first weekend of May, Kobe will host its City of Design Kobe Creative City Council, a pilot project intended to facilitate the transmission of new cultural products and modes of expression. Engaging youth in this process is crucial and the event seeks to involve them in every creative aspect. Programming includes live musical performances, film screenings, conferences and trade shows on themes including enjoying music, film and fashion in the city; to IT as an accelerator of social change; to refined food culture; and the children of...
From 18 to 20 of July, Saint-Étienne will invite the designer Kanako Yamauchi from Kobe to carry-out a design workshop called the “Hybridisation of cultures” for children from 8 to 11 years old at the Espace Boris Vian of Saint-Étienne in cooperation with Kaksi Design. As part of the Network, the Cité du design of Saint-Étienne and the Centre of design and creativity of Kobe (KIITO) have launched a cooperation programme in 2015 and 2016. In February 2015, Kobe invited the studio Kaksi Design – Élodie Vichos and Guillaume...