Fascinated by the idea of urban “drifting,” an exploration of hidden connections in the city, the three directors—Akane Nakamura, Kao Kanamori and Teppei Fujiwara—have founded the organization to produce encounters among diverse and energetic creators in such fields as architecture, performance, fashion and art. Our goal is to create one cultural scene after another that are immediate and cosmopolitan, pop and serious, in our own backyards, and promote them abroad.
Your support is essential in maintaining our activities dedicated to encouraging cutting-edge creations, emerging artists and practice and drifting variant cultures in the world. Enjoy a year of most stimulating contemporary culture and take full advantage of Drifters International's vibrant multi-disciplinary program of visual arts, architecture, talks, music, films, performance and other special events by becoming a Drifters International's Member. Membership starts from \10,000 and offers a range of benefits.
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Drifters International recruits enthusiastic and responsible interns to develop our activities with us. The role covers programming, running of events, PR, to sales and fund-raising. Successful interns may be employed later as full time staff member. Please apply from our "Contact" page.
Kao Kanamori is Producer and Press for Theatre Products. She graduated from arts criticism department of London's Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design worked for Littlemore Publishing. She set up Theatre Products Incorporate in 2001, where she now works as Executive Director and PR Producer. She has also been chairperson of Spectacle in the Farm since 2009, and director of Drifters International since 2010. She organizes DRIFTERS' FASHION LABORATORY and other projects, too.
Born in 1975. He joined Kengo Kuma and associates(KKAA) after he graduates Master course, Faculty of Architecture in Yokohama national university at 2001. now he is a Design Director of KKAA. At 2008 he started to teach at design studio of Yokohama university faculty of architecture, from 2010 also started to teach at Tokyo University of Science. At 2009 he established Fujiwara Teppei Architects labo. That firm focuses on more small scale, more personal project in architecture and design. Together with Kao Kanamori (Theater products) and Akane Nakamura (pre cog), he established an NPO Drifters International in October 2009.
He is a director architect of an international architect's practice who has worked extensively for a number of projects, and has won competitions in Japan and other countries. He is a new type of architect who also runs his own design studio, in which he organizes talk sessions with other architects and creators from different fields, holds seminars and workshops, and proposes new method for education.
NPO Drifters aims to contribute to society in the following points through various events for the arts, performance, symposium, workshops, lectures and talk sessions
NPO Drifters International conducts the following non-profit activities to achieve the goals in the above:
NPO carries out the following projects to achieve the goals in the above:
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Councill, The Saison Foundation, ASAHI BEER ARTS FOUNDATION, Arts Commission Yokohama, Yokohama city
Levis Strauss Japan K.K., SOGO SHIKAKU CO.LTD, DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO.LTD, WORLD CO.LTD, AGB(Asahi building wall corp.), YAMANASHIKEN KENJIN SENIBUTSU KOUGYOU KUMIAI, Nakadai.inc, Daiko Electric CO.LTD, Takenaka Corporation
Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication/TPAM in Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Platform Steep Slope Studio, Kitanaka School(School of Creativity and Urban Culture in Yokohama), Yokohama Creativecity Center(YCC), Goethe institute, KAAT(Kanagawa Arts Theatre), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Office of Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), ZOU-NO-HANA TERRACE