Design is awakening people
Post by Meltem
Kenya Hara (1958) is a Japanese graphic designer and curator. He specializes in designing not objects but facts or events, such as identifications and communications. He produced the exhibition “RE-DESIGN_Daily Products of the 21st Century” in 2000, and through it he showed that the most marvelous sources of design were to be found in the context of daily life. In 2002, he became a member of the advisory board of MUJI and also took over as art director. In 2004, he produced the exhibition “HAPTIC_Awakening the Senses”. In 2009, he opened his first solo exhibition at Beijing Center for the Arts and what he says: ‘design is awakening people’.