18-20 October 2018

Roppongi Academyhills
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Japan 106-6149

Amy Karle:

18 October 2018 | Day 1  
13:30 – 19:30 (GMT+9)

Arts & Science Session
Innovation for Happiness:
In Search of a New Sense of Values in Happiness
The Future of Art
in English with simultaneous Japanese translation

The Innovative City Forum first convened in 2013 and is held every October to discuss the theme of “Designing the Future for Global Cities and Lifestyles” from the perspectives of Leading-Edge Technologies, Art & Design, Urban Development.


Innovation for Happiness: In Search of a New Sense of Values in Happiness
(18 October 2018 13:30 – 19:30)

Along with  fellow Artists and Researchers Guy Ben-Ary and Shiho Fukuhara, Amy Karle will present her work and engage in discussion about:

The Future of Art: What are the new standards for beauty created by BioArt?

Art created by biotechnology is beginning to appear. This is an era where life can be created or designed. When humans create life, are they challenging God? What are the new standards for beauty that emerges there? We will hold discussions on the possibilities of art and beauty that will open up in the future.



MISSION: Committed to designing the future for global cities and lifestyles

How will we be living in 20 years?

As the overall population of the planet continues to increase, it is estimated that by 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. As a result, cities will be faced with a range of challenges, including population aging, environmental degradation, and strained food and energy supplies. Meanwhile, scientific and technological development are also accelerating. It is possible that new approaches will see cities reformed, allowing them to overcome their challenges one by one. Even lifestyles themselves may be transformed. In particular, technologies such as AI, robotics, regenerative medicine, and genetic engineering may grant humanity’s wishes, and in the process give rise to new value systems and perspectives on the human experience. The choices we make today may determine whether or not our future is a favorable one.

For that reason, it is critical that we examine all of these issues from a variety of perspectives, such as those of cities, societies, lifestyles, art, and culture, and bring together the people who have the cutting-edge expertise to design a new vision for that future. By making these efforts, we can gain insights into the path toward the best possible future, as well as new answers to the most fundamental, eternal questions about the nature of humanity and the meaning of life.

Innovative City Forum is a creative platform that explores the shape of the new world to come. United by a shared understanding of the importance of these issues, global opinion leaders will come together in Tokyo, bringing a diverse range of perspectives to multidisciplinary discussions that will encompass topics including urban issues, science, technology, art, design, economics, and industry.  Learn more at

photos by: ICF and Amy Karle

Hosted by: Institute for Urban Strategies – The Mori Memorial Foundation, Mori Art Museum, Academyhills

Co-hosted by: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, MIT Media Lab

Supported by: The World Economic Forum, International House of Japan, Loftwork, blkswn publishers

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