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Place/Displace Tokyo/London

Here are some images from our show ‘Place Displace’ showing how our work has evolved as a result of the Tokyo exchange last summer. During the summer of 2009, fourteen students from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges (CCW) at the University of the Arts London travelled to Tokyo, to participate in a cultural exchange between the UK and Japan. Professor Chris Wainwright, Head of Colleges, CCW travelled with the group acting as a visiting tutor adding to the collection of 40 international artists who gathered for the workshop. Artists from different nations challenged themselves to overcome language and cultural boundaries to respond collectively to the title of ‘Waste’. During their visit students participated in workshops, site visits and tutorials from high profile designers, architects and composers such as Toshi Ichiyanagi, Kosuke Tsumura, Kotaro Watanabe and Song Dong. On returning to the UK we’ve continued to be informed by our experience in Japan and are now presenting work at Camberwell College of Arts, which reflects on the integration of our Japan experience into our individual practices.