Last year, the whole world was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as we welcome a “new normal”, in which we will experience drastic changes in our daily lives, society, economic activities and styles of working. How will this historic shift in our era affect the role of design? And what will the future of design be? At APD Nara 2021, we look forward to discussing these questions with our friends from Asia.
For our keynote speech, we will be welcoming Taku Sato, a world-renowned graphic designer and Mali-born Oussouby Sacko, the dean of Kyoto Seika University, to address us from different perspectives. Thereafter, we will be having area reports from representatives of the respective countries, giving us the precious opportunity to learn about the current situations of the rapidly developing regions in Asia.
At this year’s APD, we will be having two new activities. The first is the establishment of the “Asia Best Package Design Awards”, and secondly, we will be having a APD Joint Statement, in which we will declare our common goal for Asia’s package design. Both activities are a new challenge for us to spread the influence of Asia’s design to the world, for a better future.
Through APD, we have cultivated a deep friendship across the participating regions through the common theme of “package design”. We look forward to strengthening our ties and moving forward with everyone for the development of Asia’s package design.