Kazuya Kawasaki

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Name
Kazuya Kawasaki
E-mail
k.kawasaki.rgmail.com
Degree
MA(Design)(Keio University)
Other affiliation
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceSocial Fabrication Laboratory in Keio University SFC
Twitter ID
kkzy_

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Speculative Fashion Designer / Design Researcher

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 H&M Global Change Award- Early Bird Special prize, Japan Media Art Festival, YouFab Global Creative Award 2017, Wired Creative Hack Award 2017/2018 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, and he was working as a Textile researcher at Poiesis Labs founded by Shiho Fukuhara.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Visiting Researcher, Social Fabrication Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC
 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Jul 2018
Textile Researcher, Poiesis Labs
 

Education

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
PhD at the X Design Program, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Mar 2018
Master at the X Design Program, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
 
Apr 2012
 - 
Mar 2016
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
 

Awards & Honors

 
May 2019
Algorithmic Couture, Early Bird Special Award, H&M Foundation Global Change Award
 
2019
Biological Tailor-Mad, Jury Selection, Art Division, Japan Media Arts Festival
 
2018
Algorithmic Couture, Jury Selection, Wired Creative Hack Award
 
2017
Nomination, STARTS Prize
 
2017
Biological Tailor Made, Special Award, Wired Creative Hack Award
 
2017
Biological Tailor Made, Finalist, Youfab Global Creative Award
 
2016
Nomination, World Technology Award
 

Published Papers

 
Post-humanity and Fashion: Digital Turn through symbiotic relationship with algorithm
Kazuya Kawasaki
Vanitas 006      Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Speculating the future Haute Couture - Designing mass-customisable garments for the sustainable future
Kazuya Kawasaki
Global Fashion Conference 2018      2018   [Refereed]
Biological Tailor-Made - A study on 2.5 dimensional fashion pattern cutting as zero waste method
Kazuya Kawasaki
Global Fashion Conference 2018      2018   [Refereed]
Speculative, Fashionable, Wearable - Engaging Fashion Design with Wearable Technology for the sustainable future
Dr. Daijiro Mizuno, Kazuya Kawasaki
Global Fashion Conference 2018      2018   [Refereed]
Bio Fashion Design: a possibility of Speculative Fashion as interface between technology and fashion
Kazuya Kawasaki
Vanitas   (005)    2018   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Ars Electronica 2017
Kazuya Kawasaki
STARTS Prize Talk   2017   
Antenna conference [Invited]
Kazuya Kawasaki
Dutch Design Week 2017   2017   
Design Indaba [Invited]
Kazuya Kawasaki
2016   
Future Innovators Summit Tokyo [Invited]
Kazuya Kawasaki
Skin Tech Tokyo   2018   

Association Memberships

 
 

Works

 
Algorithmic Couture β
Kazuya Kawasaki   Artistic Activity   2019
An Invitation to Assimilation, if not Annihilation
Kazuya Kawasaki   Artistic Activity   2019
Algorithmic Couture
Kazuya Kawasaki   Artistic Activity   2018
Speculative, Fashionable, Wearable
Dr. Daijiro Mizuno, Kazuya Kawasaki   Artistic Activity   2017
Biological Tailor-Made
Kazuya Kawasaki   Artistic Activity   2017

Research Grants & Projects

 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Research Fellowship (DC1)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Kazuya Kawasaki