TEDxTokyoSalon Vol.3 – ”Future of the City”

TEDxTokyoSalon Vol.3 – ”Future of the City”


Starting in 2015 TEDxTokyo will hold a series of salon events called TEDxTokyoSalon. The reasoning behind creating a Salon is to build up a stronger intellectual community and enable people that have “Ideas Worth Spreading” to connect at various locations throughout Tokyo. With a theme of “Future of the City”, the third TEDxTokyoSalon will be held on March 25, 2016.

Needless to say, diversity of a city fuels creativity and brings out new cultures. Nowadays, it is said that City is the source of diversity, creation of demands, development of new products and services, as well as employment creation and it is “City” that leads the economy growth. During our session, we hope our participants bring out the “creative power of City”, and share their ideas of “What kind of society we want to live” and “What the future of our city will be”. As special guests, Elizaveta, a performer at TED Global, and Ting Kelly, Research Fellow of Long Now Foundation built by Stewart Brand, who is the daughter of the founding executive editor of WIRED magazine, will also show up in our sessions.


Date: 25 March, 2016
Time: 18:30〜22:00 (Door opens at 18:00)
Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Some Live Talks will be in Japanese; – Please note that the event will be filmed and photographed. Any photos taken at the event may be used on the TEDxTokyo website, social media, and other media outlets. Therefore, by sending in an application, you are also consenting to the actions referred to in the statement above.

Speaker/Performer Lineup

黒﨑 輝男 Teruo Kurosaki

C.E.P of Flowstone Creative Industries Co,.Ltd.


Born 1949 in Tokyo, as founder of furniture brand IDEE, Teruo started a business featuring planning and sales of original furnitures, and, with a concept of “Exploring Life”, the business initiated various design projects with both international and domestic designers, among which some famous works of Teruo showing “situation of a city” are “Tokyo Designer Block (TDB)” and “R Project”.

In 2005, Teruo founded Flowstone Creative Industries Co,.Ltd. He established a new learning platform “Schooling Pat/Freedom University” in Ikejiri Institute of Design (IID), which was built from an abandoned middle school. Famous projects include Farmer Market, IKI-BA, Midori-so. Currently Teruo is working on a limited-time project called “COMMUNE 246” with a concept of “”City Simulation””, focusing on goon information of business, study, and food.

Ting Kelly

Research Fellow of Long Now Foundation


Ting is an experience designer, researcher and ecosystem builder. She is committed to bridging East x West cultures and generations. She co-founded Doorstep Studios in 2013 to help people and organizations with branding, product innovation and user research. On the side, she completed a 4-month research trip to map, catalogue and connect the leaders of 12 innovation ecosystems in Asia. She also spent 4 months on the ground in Detroit building spaces to cultivate community and connection, called Collision Works.

Ting is currently working as Special Operations Associate with Burning Man HQ. She also serves as a Fellow of the Long Now Foundation, organizing monthly gatherings to bring together bright, young thinkers to share our most pressing challenges and brainstorm creative long-term solutions. Ting is currently based in San Francisco.

伏谷 博之 Hiroyuki Fushitani

President of Time Out Tokyo


Hiroyuki was born in Shimane in 1966 and graduated from Kansai Gaidai University in 1991. He joined Tower Record while he has been attending University. In 2005, he has been appointed to be the President. In same year, he has established Napster Japan. He became a President as well. It was the first ever Music subscription service company in Japan. In 2009, he started Time Out Tokyo and became the President.


Opera singer, song writer, producer,and pianist


Elizaveta was born in New York City and raised in Moscow, Russia. She is an opera singer, song writer, producer,and pianist. Her tracks are published in five different languages.

In 2012, Elizaveta debut full-length album Beatrix Runs was produced by Grammy Award-winner Greg Wells and was digitally released on Universal Republic Records January 24, 2012 exclusively via iTunes. Her songs are featured in many popular movies and TV shows such as “HEROES Reborn”, as well as, for this year, two Hollywood movies and several Russian movies. Elizaveta has been performing all over Russia and abroad (Austria, Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Serbia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) and also has been collaborate with NASA of the US. In 2013 Elizaveta performed at the TED Global 2013. Elizaveta also sings the Tavern Songs in the award-winning role playing video game Dragon Age Inquisition, as the bard Maryden Halewell. Currently Elizaveta is working on her Japanese language EP which will be releasing this summer.