The SDGs Design Unit has been carrying out the “Kyushu University x Kao SDGs Creative Collaboration” since May 2018 as the first industry-academia collaboration project. Kao Corporation, creators in Fukuoka City, and students from Kyushu University have been divided into three teams: video, product, and picture book. These works, derived from the new collaboration, will be introduced in three parts.
The second is the work of the picture book team.
■ The Great Indian Cleaning Mission!
This picture book was created from a field survey in a slum area in Bhiwandi (India), interviews with experts, and witnessing overflowing trash in the town. The story incorporated Indian culture and appealed to children to “Stop littering and protect important lives”. In the future, it will be translated into Hindi and Marathi used in Mumbai and distributed to children in Mumbai and Bhiwandi on March 2019. Click here for the work.
[Production] Kyushu University School of Design: Hanae NAGAYASU
Kyushu University Graduate School of Design: Shinnosuke TAKEO, Fumitaka MARUYAMA
Kyushu University Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences: Daichi MORINAGA
Kao Corporation Advertising Department: Mariko ENDO
It is a story about a boy who can hear the cry of vegetables and the many solutions to save the vegetables that were destined to be thrown away. Through the shout “Ah!”, to raise awareness of the food loss problem that is close to us. It was produced after a field survey in Singapore and was exhibited at the “Food Loss Reduction National Convention in Kyoto” held on October 30, 2018. Click here for the work.
[Production] Kyushu University School of Design: Haruka MITSUOKA
Kyushu University Graduate School of Design: Kouhei TAKEZAWA, Risako TANAKA
Kao Corporation Advertising Production Department: Miku MATSUDA