NEWSText: Ayumi Yakura


Co-founded by Tetsuya Goto (Founder, OOO Projects) and Javin Mo (Founder, Milkxhake), Mobile Talk is the kickoff project launched by Mobile Paper, it is a creative sharing/gathering where Asian creatives – designers, artists, architects, curators, editors and writers – meet and share their ideas, works and daily lives.

As the name suggests, the event goes “mobile” and first travels to major cities in Asia, and this year it is to be held in Osaka, Hong Kong and Taipei. Mobile Talk is a continual approach and will be held every year.

The theme of the very first Mobile Talk is “#independent / #collective.” Far from the descriptive meaning, these two words are the responses for the diversified collaboration forms in our society reacted to technology and social media in the 21st century.

Small is beautiful, but cooperative power is also noticeable, depends on scope and objective of different collaboration forms bring surprising chemistries, the precision of “One” and and dynamics of “Multiple” each demonstrates terrific outcomes in creative process, while some cases even composed of both independent and collective form. In other words, the notion of #independent and #collective is never an opposite, rather it is interrelated and indispensable in our working model nowadays.

The trend of #independent / #collective leads to a new horizon and area for sharing, commons, open source and co-working, enhancing the depth and efficiency for collaboration without borders. Wishing to explore and open the dialogue from the observation, Mobile Talk brings you the first design discourse of the series – #independent / #collective with creators across diversified background and cities.

“Mobile Talk Exhibition” is the extended mini exhibition following every Mobile Talk, it is the response to the “#independent #collective” experiences and stories shared by every guest in Mobile Talk. Each item contributed by the guest does not necessary pointing to a portfolio but signifies the spirit of “independent” and “collective”, as well as a reflection of cultural norms and social context since each guest comes from different cities and background.

Guest speaker: Yuma Harada + Tomomi Tada (Japan), Shin Shin (Haeok Shin + Donghyeok Shin) (Korea), MIRO (Michael Leung) (Hong Kong), The Book Society (Kyung Yong Lim + Helen Ku) (Korea)

Mobile Talk Session #3 Taipei
Date: November 5th, 2016, 15:00 – 18:30
Place: FabCafe Taipei
Address: Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Zhongzheng District, Taipei

Fee:TWD 550 (Included a cup of coffee/tea)
Presented by OOO Projects (Japan), Milkxhake (Hong Kong)

Mobile Talk Exhibition #3 Taipei
Date: November 8th – December 4th, 2016 (Closed on Monday)
Open: 12:00 – 20:00
Place: graphic design Lab
Address: No. 4, Lane 60, Anju St, Da’an District, Taipei
Fee: TWD 60(Pay at Door)
Co-curators: Javin Mo (Milkxhake), Tetsuya Goto (OOO Projects)
Beer Sponsor: ALECHEMIST

Text: Ayumi Yakura

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