Project Naoshima is a community-created art and research initiative, formed by people who are passionate about the island. The project will instigate creative investigation, sharing of ideas, and group problem solving. The project will empower local creative minds to address local challenges through socially engaged art.
I am one of the project organizers. You can read a draft overview of the project including background here. (PDF, 14mb)
I am creating an ethnography of the art culture on Naoshima. Read the outline here.
I also wrote an article about the socially engaged art movement in Japan. Read it here.