Photography by Takaaki Koshiba
Journalist, Associate Director of
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
After an editorial career at AXIS design magazine from 1986 to 1994, Kawakami became a design journalist in 1994. In addition to writing activities, she co-curates many exhibitions including “Wa: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today” (2011) and “Japanese Design Today 100” (2014). She was a curatorial advisor for the official Japanese entry at the London Design Biennale 2016.