In recent years, arts (various expressive activities such as fine art, music, dance, drama, literature, etc.) have been taking place in various places in society. Arts that energize the community, promote recovery from traumas such as disasters and domestic violence, and arts that connects those who are relegated to the margins of society such as people with disabilities, elderlies with dementia, people with financial difficulties, foreigners, and LGBT community.
If arts can energize people and change relationships, what mechanisms exist? What kind of facilitation and project design are needed to unleash the power of art? -I am researching to answer these questions. In addition to writing papers, I am also actively involved in policy proposals based on my research findings, and provide support for the field of arts, being a member of the Social Art Lab affiliated with the Faculty of Design.