What contribution can artists make to the future of cities? According to Mori Art Museum director Fumio Nanjo, the potential is limitless.

Ahead of the upcoming Innovative City Forum, at which he will participate in a range of discussions on art, urbanism and the future, Nanjo said that he believes the key to artists' contribution lies in their focus on creativity.

"At the core of any discussion of creativity or innovation is art," he explained. "It is the one field of human endeavor in which there really are no restrictions. When one does art, there are no frameworks, no rules to which one must adhere."