Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Design Critic

Profile

Design critic. Professor Emeritus at Musashino Art University and Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art.
Born in Kobe in 1946. Graduated from Musashino Art University. His works include “Design no 20 seiki (The 20th Century of Design)” (NHK Shuppan, 1992), “Housework no seiji gaku (The Politics of Housework)” (Seidosha, 1995), and “Nichijitsu no bunka shi (The Cultural History of Daily Items)” (Iwanami Shoten, 1999). He is the author of “Modern Design Critique” (Iwanami Shoten, 2002), “Cultural Theory of ‘Shikiri’” (Kodansha, 2004), and many others.
Exhibition supervisor: “Ikko Tanaka Retrospective,” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2003; “Dennou no Yume,” Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, 2003-2004, and many others.

Representative work

  • 2002 | Modern Design Critique, Iwanami Shoten Co.

  • 1999 | The Cultural History of Daily Items, Iwanami Shoten

  • 2004 | Cultural Theory of ‘Shikiri’ (2004), Kodansha

  • 2006 | Design and War: Kimono as “Parlor Preformance” Propaganda, ln WEARING PROPAGANDA, Yale University Press.

  • 2000 | The Politics of Housework, Seidosha

Interview (Japanese)

From the exhibition “Secret Source of Inspiration: Designers’ Hidden Sketches and Mockups