News > Semi-official newspaper by students in the making, leads to grant from the Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology
Semi-official newspaper by students in the making, leads to grant from the Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology
Mar. 8, 2014 (Sat.) 18:52
A new project related to Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 is currently underway, based on a suggestion made by Professional Advisory Board member Professor Hiroshi Yoshioka (Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of Arts, Kyoto University). Students from different universities in the Kansai region are working on a semi-official seasonal newspaper to be distributed for free in various locations throughout the country. The paper’s main purpose, taken from the word “Parasophia,” is to study and interpret various forms of sophia (wisdom, in the broadest sense) from a para (beside or adjacent to, beyond or distinct from) point of view.
This project caught the interest of the Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology, leading to a grant from the foundation in support of Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 as a whole. On February 10, members of the unofficial newspaper project team visited the foundation to express their gratitude and were taken on a tour of their galleries of the history of printing technology. The project team has gradually grown since the first meeting in July, with undergraduate and graduate students from universities in Kyoto and other parts of the Kansai region, such as Doshisha University (Kyoto), Osaka University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto University, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto Women’s University, and Ritsumeikan University.
Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology: www.nissha-foundation.org (in Japanese only)
See also: Parazine: Parasophia’s semi-official newspaper by students (May 23, 2014)