Aya Kasai

Aya Kasai is a re:searcher based in Oxford. With a background in clinical and phenomenological psychology, her fascination lies in the mechanisms behind our appreciation of art, particularly in the use of language. Aya’s doctoral research examines the Japanese notion of (Ma – usually translated as the ‘empty space’) in relation to ‘Gen’ (the ‘internalized space’, or the ‘place’ experienced between beings). She is the founder and director of CARU (Contemporary Arts ReSearch Unit).

Contribution: The Art of NinGen


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