The city we’re based in: Nagoya is listed in the UNESCO Creative City’s Network of Design along with Berlin, Detroit, Helsinki, Saint-Etienne, Shanghai and many more totaling 23 cities in 17 countries including America, France, Italy, the UK.
Many of those named, are or were so-called industrial cities of manufacturing, and now see their potential for further growth using the power of creativity to generate added value, envisioning the future of post industrialism. However, many still feel that ‘design / creativity’ is sometimes underrated and misunderstood within the major community of business, especially in a city like Nagoya, and we also would like to change that.
Being inspired by this concept, Nagoya-based-and-loving JCM, ideated ABC – Arts Bridge Cities as our CSV project, leveraging this global network and forging new layers of community at local / international levels.
We design opportunities for the creatives to connect and interact, examining its powers for social good and area revitalisation.