Citizens, Theatre and the City- National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts and Kaohsiung City Development International Forum
09:00 — 17:30, April 9th, 2019
Lecture Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts
Free Admission Register online (No Vacancy)
To continue the civic democracy movement in urbanization and build a public platform of social dialogue for future Kaohsiung city development, and join effort of the international experts on urbanization and local experienced urban planner on city space/art/cultural domains to work on Kaohsiung-centered issues, we invite concerning citizens' participation and contribution to create the vision and incentive for social connectedness.
▎Keynote Speech 09:40-10:40
Remaking the City—Ruhr District Case Study
Speaker: Michael Schwarze-Rodrian
Director of the Department European and Regional Networks Ruhr/EU Representative of the Regional Association Ruhr (RVR)
With profound friendship with Kaohsiung City, Michael Schwarze-Rodrian is a German landscape planner who moderates local and regional networks for a sustainable Metropolis Ruhr. He is working for the region Ruhr since 1987. Michael Schwarze-Rodrian has a great experience with integrated strategies, project management, regional, inter-local and local moderation and is an internationally invited speaker for sustainable urban and regional development.
▎Panel Discussion 1 11:00-12:30
Whose WeiWuYing? The WeiWuYing Movement and Urban Transformation
The transformation of WeiWuYing Park and the Green Movement of Southern Taiwan are prototypical cases of Kaohsiung civil engagement and also part of our everlasting cultural foundation for more than two decades. In this section, we invite the key civil participants to look back at the whole movement process and discuss the impacts that WeiWuYing art center may have in contemporary civil spirit and environmental sustainability.
Kuei-Hai Tseng, Organizer of the Green Movement of Southern Taiwan
Yo-Yi Lu, Director of Yo-Yi Lu Architects
Tzu-Fong Tseng, Professor of Department of Architecture, National Kaohsiung University
Kwan-Ting Wu, Professor of Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University
I-Lin Hiseh, Director of Takao Bookstore
Mali Wu, Director of Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, National Kaohsiung Normal University
▎Panel Discussion 2 13:30-15:00
Aesthetic Practices of the City: Local Statements on Culture of Space and Construction
A city's autonomy and identity can be reflected by its urban spatial design and its dwellers' life styles. In this section, we invite the experts who have involved with the design of public spaces in Kaohsiung city to use Wei-Wu-Ying Art center as an innovative case discussion of architectural techniques and public space aesthetics. The inherent cultural character of a city and its implied shared value among different places and people will also be addressed.
Chi-Jen Chen, Professor of Department of Architecture, National Kaohsiung University
Hsi-Chun Lin, Professor of Department of Architecture, Kao Yuan University
Chien-Ming Chao, Director of Chien-Ming Chao Architects
Wan-Jen Lin, Director of studio HOU x LIN
Chie-Peng Chen, Director of College of Design, Chung Yuan University
▎Panel Discussion 3 15:30-17:00
Art Community of the South: Platforms and Economic Collaborations
As the summit of art centers in southern Taiwan, Wei-Wu-Ying will play leading role in cultivation of talents, integration of industries and international advancements. In this section, we will bring on dialogues and strategies for Kaohsiung to move internationally.
Jerry C.Y. Liu, Director of Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, NTUA
Chia-Fong Lin, Director of Performing Arts Alliance and Story Works
Hsin-I Chen, Art Director of Neo-Classic Chamber Ensemble
Wen-Pin Chien, Art Director of National Kaohsiung Center of the Arts
Guo-Hua Yu, Assistant Professor of School of Culture Resources, Taipei National University of Arts
Yu-Shih Lin, Independent Curator and Director of Sincewell Gallery
▎General Discussion 17:00-17:30
Pick a book and choose a comfy spot to sit, curl, or lie down when you read. Enjoy some me time or get together with friends and family to read, share stories, or chat. The Reading Corner on the 3rd floor Crown Terrace (west) of Weiwuying welcomes you for some reading time with a lamp and bean chair.
Weiwuying is an art center for everyone, including those who have difficulty getting around. In order to make the space more inclusive, the “Eyes and Ears” project, which is specially designed for the visually and hearing impaired, is introducing a series of activities that allow the disabled to explore the venue, constructing a website with improved accessibility, braille publications, and art participation events.