ABOUT US
 

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 Japanese).
- 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 2005.