|Title||Art and Design through Corona: The Role of Art in Global Issues|
|Session organizer||Fujita Naoko (Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba)|
|Date & Time||18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)|
Art works vividly reflect the historical background and social conditions at the time of making. In 2020, the emergence of COVID-19 transformed society. Unable to meet each other, freshmen at University of Tsukuba created the project “Our #Amabie Expression” both as a record and as a way of sharing their experiences (https://www.2020freshers-artanddesign-u-tsukuba.net/). Inspired by the response, this session calls for works from mediums of expression (e.g. literature cinema, photomedia, pop culture and cartoons) that use art to document life during a pandemic. It aims to give a platform for international dialogue towards building resilient societies.