In the spring of 2013, thirteen students from the Stamps School of Art & Design headed to Japan to experience first hand successful cooperations between facilities for people with disabilities, schools, museums, governmental and non‐governmental organizations.
Led by professor Sadashi Inuzuka and lecturer and alum Melanie Manos, students had the chance to experience a side of Japanese society and culture that most travelers have not had the chance to see. The course was called The Power of Art: Art Education for Change in Japan.
Stamps student, Cy Abdelnour made this video diary of the trip. He writes: “This is a short video about the experience I had in Japan. We went to Kyoto, Shiga, Lake Biwa, and Naoshima. Honestly there’s so much more than what I recorded, but I put down the camera for some parts to enjoy the experience. I didn’t carry a journal, but this is my shortened version, and it jots my memory in every way. Thank You, Stamps School of Art & Design for sending us on such a fantastic program. Its had a profound effect on my work as a growing artist.”
Filmed with the Fuji X10
Song: U & Me by Mura Masa
See pictures from their trip here.