Border Crossings: U.S.-Japan Creative Forum at Roppongi Academy Hills
November 13, 2014

Earlier this fall, I had the lovely opportunity to speak at a symposium hosted by U.S.-Japan Creative Forum in Tokyo, Japan about artists and creatives "crossing borders."  Attended by over 100 people from a variety of fields, the panelists included artist, Kohei Nawa; creative director and founder of PARTY, Naoki Ito; +81 Gallery New York Director, Eri Takane; and myself.  

Referring to geographical, cross-disciplinary and hybrid borders, I spoke about legal support structures that exist for artists and creatives as they work in a more global and virtually connected world.  Providing an introduction to areas of the law including copyright and contract, I wanted to stress the importance of understanding, and better utilizing, the legal framework in which artists and creatives work.  

Thanks to Eri for her strong vision and amazing ability to bring the symposium together, and Akihito Nakanishi from the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo for his moderating skills and magnanimous support.

Do you have any questions or comments about or on the intersection between law and the arts?  Please feel free to write me at my website, or ask me on twitter using the hashtag #JpUsCreative!

For those of you who are interested in hearing the symposium in Japanese, the video footage and some photos are available below:

A summary of live tweets from the symposium can be found here: