Welcome to STADHI

The future of innovation is hybrid

Science & Technology + Art & Design Hybrid Innovation


STADHI is a transdisciplinary research group based at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan, in close collaboration with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK. Activities are primarily funded by the World Research Hub Initiative (WRHI), an innovation platform at Tokyo Tech.

The strategy of accepting uncertainty and noise, rethinking the situation, asking new questions and transforming them into energy is the forte of art thinking, and cannot be realized by conventional science and technology alone.

Our research group is creating a new framework to challenge thinking frames, perspectives, and theories currently adopted by researchers. We publish academic publications on specialist transdisciplinary subjects and on the “hybrid” research methodologies employed. We create original artwork and multimedia material from the fusion of art and design with science and technology, and we disseminate processes and findings through events and weekly blog posts.

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Olfaction and its impact on train travellers well-being in Japan

Lead Researchers and authors: Prof Shinya Hanaoka, Xin Guo, Akari Nosaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Hanaoka Research Group, School of Environment and Society, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering; Nathan Cohen, Tokyo Institute of Technology WRHI Visiting Professor; Central Saint martins, University of the Arts London. FULL TITLE: Olfaction and its impact on train travellers…

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