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Julia Cassim

Visiting Professor, Kyushu University and Akita College of Art and Design, Member of Advisory Board, Nara Women’s UniversityCity
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Arts columnist for the Japan Times from 1984 to 1999, from 2000 to 2014, Cassim initiated and ran the influential ‘Challenge Workshops’ programme at the ‘Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design’, Royal College of Art (RCA). A leading authority on inclusive design, she has organised and run many international context-specific workshops to share inclusive skills and knowledge, and in 2010 was named one of the ’50 most influential people in the world of design’ by the UK’s ‘Design Week’ From 2014 to 2019, KYOTO Design Lab at the Kyoto Institute of Technology – he was involved in a number of progressive projects as a specially-appointed professor in charge of establishing a cross-disciplinary design centre for design innovation. Her projects there have received numerous international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and the Dutch Design Award.Last Updated: 2023.12


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