Design is indispensable to many things: the promotion of tourism utilizing local resources, creating attractive scenery,and promoting industry, for example. Design also plays an important role in daily life, making familiar is sues such as the environment, disaster prevention, crime prevention, welfare and education more visible, easier to communicate, more relevant, and action-prompting.
Design makes things handier, friendlier, more enjoyable and positive. Art and culture can help develop that creativity, and prompted by creativity, a person’s independent, voluntary actions can enrich people’s lives and bring a dynamic element to society. It is our goal to share the values of such developments in Kobe, a UNESCO City of Design.