The University of Tsukuba x Tsinghua University Kansei design workshop 2018 “Kansei in Future Cities (Future town planning integrating technology and Kansei)” was held over five days from September 3 to September 7 (Hosted by: Art and Design Associate Professor SeungHee Lee and Tsinghua University Professor Zhiyong Fu).
An opening session was held on September 3, at which the Mayor of Tsukuba City, Tatsuo Igarashi, spoke about the charms of Tsukuba city and its future visions. His talk prompted many questions and comments from participating students. In addition, the head of Art and Design Kei Ohta gave an address on behalf of the school, during which he expressed his hopes of weaving a new cloth in terms of town planning, with Tsinghua University as the warp and University of Tsukuba as the woof.
At the workshop, students of the University of Tsukuba and Tsinghua University formed teams and compiled proposals on town planning in Tsukuba city based on Kansei design through group discussions and field work. On the final day, the students conducted their presentations.