The Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD) recently released the digital English edition of its university magazine ‘URYU’ worldwide.

The English edition of URYU features translated articles of URYU TSUSHIN, the Japanese edition issued three times a year. This university magazine functions as an active learning platform for university students who pick up photography and editorial design skills under the guidance of its professor Keiichi Kadosaki, a renowned editor in Japan, and Mr Yusuke Mimasu, a highly regarded young designer.

The first English edition is the translation of two feature articles of URYU TSUSHIN Vol. 61 issued on April 3, 2014.

The first article focuses on Professor Shigeru Ban, who received the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Nobel Prize of Architecture recently at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It reveals Ban’s three faces: a world renowned architect, a supporter of disaster-stricken areas, and an educator in the university.

The second article focuses on Mr Shimpei Mito, a graduate photographer who has attracted wide attention for his street style shots of models off the runway at Fashion Weeks around the world.

The editorial team is now working on the Japanese edition Vol. 62 featuring Professor Miwa Yanagi, one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, who is scheduled to work on many art projects including the Yokohama Triennale from August 1, 2014; PARASOPHIA - Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture from March 7, 2015; and performing arts projects in the U.S. and in Japan, among others.

The English edition of URYU volume 1 is now on sale on the Amazon Kindle Store.