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The philosophy implied in the word “ZOKEI”

Tokyo Zokei University is the first university ever in Japan that has the word “Zokei” in its name. By using the word “Zokei”, we express our thought and strong will toward education and research, which is focused on positively accepting the new consciousness of the society which is heading toward the historical changes of art-style in the act of expression and broadening the boundary of expression. The word “Zokei” does not only refer to the visual form or an expression, as is generally understood, but it also indicates the standpoint to acknowledge “art” and “design” as a whole: Going beyond the boundary of synthesizing “art” and “design”, “Zokei” is based on the viewpoint that we acknowledge all kinds of executions and expressions as a part of social performance.