2dk Co., Ltd. is a creative services
company established in 1995 with offices in Tokyo and NY. We provide
Japanese, American and European cultural institutions and firms
with research, coordination, and/or production of print, event,
conference, exhibition, and audio-visual media. We are known for
our international network and thorough research.
Primary Fields of Operations.
A) Planning, production.
- Contemporary art, architecture and fashion events.
- Print, web and other publications.
- Film and video production.
B) Research, consulting, coordination.
- Media, culture, and international relations.
- Business facilitation.
C) Interpretation, translation, document production (English and
- Simultaneous and consecutive conference and meeting interpretation.
- Print, web and film/video translation.
- Publishing independent research in magazines, web sites and books.
Principle: David d'Heilly
Filmmaker / curator / journalist / translator / interpretor / traveler
David d'Heilly has been based in Tokyo and living between Asia,
Europe and the U.S. for the past 20 years working in the arts and
journalism. He has realized work in more than 10 European nations,
the US, Canada, Japan, the PRC, Taiwan and Australia. Projects developed
and produced in-house such as Independent Media in Post Cold-War
Central and Eastern Europe, East Asian Urbanization, or Thinking
in Moving Images, were developed and produced by 2dk into TV programs,
exhibitions, print and web projects in various markets.
David d'Heilly was Guest Lecturer in Anarchitecture and Moving
Image at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Advanced
Multi-disciplinary Studies Department from 2000-2002. Previously,
he was Guest Lecturer at Zokei University of Fine Arts, Tokyo from
1999-2000, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 1998-1999,
and lectured at Sapporo University, in Hokkaido, Japan 1998. He
has conducted "thinking in moving image" workshops, at
the Sarajevo Youth Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovina, and the
Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlruhe, Germany. His
work was cited (along with Takashi Murakami) as one of the prime
examples of Japan's Gross National Cool in Douglas McGray's influential
article in Foreign Affairs magazine in 2002. He was named one of
the "10 to watch in 2003" by Res Magazine, was invited
to be an Innovator in the Japan Society of New York's eponymous
program, was a judge of Wired magazine's Rave awards 2006, advised
the Iakov Chernikhov Prize in architecture 2008, and has consulted
the Foreign Press Center/Japan Society Media Fellows program since