Date
Tuesday 31 October 2017 -
10:00 to 17:30
Location
Taepyong Hall at Seoul City Hall

The rapid changes of the city through architecture, environment, economic structure, public space and community have brought enormous changes to the daily lives of humans in the city. How should the arts integrate these ever-changing circumstances in the city? What role do the arts and technology play in the development and culture of a city? And how can the arts and technology provide people in the cities with opportunities to think about the city in more diverse, different and inclusive ways. Artists, curators, producers, and policy makers from UK and Korea will share and discuss their views, and ideas, and will question about the role of arts and culture for the future sustainable city.

City Conference – Arts and the City

Part I – Five ways to contemplate the city
The first half of the conference, will share <Five ways to contemplate the city> through presentations from Great London Authority, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, The Illuminated River project in London, British Council in Korea and Public arts in the city of Seoul.
 
Moderator: Ilwoo Joo (Director, Ieum Publisher)
 
Time
Item
Programmes
09.30–10.00
Registration              
 
10.00–10.10                       
Welcome Message
Martin FryerㅣDirector of Britsh Council Korea
10.10–10.25
Presentation #1
Justine SimonsㅣOBE Deputy Mayor, Culture and Creative Industries and Chair World Culture Cities Forum
Culture in cities -Why does it matter?
10.00–10.40
Presentation #2
Hyungmin PaiㅣDirector, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
Seoul Biennal, or Committing to Place
10.40–10.45
Presentation #3
Kyu ChoiㅣCreative Director, UK/Korea 2017–18 Creative Futures, British Council
New approaches by arts and technology in the city
10.45–11.00
Presentation #4
Sarah Gaventa l Director, The Illuminated River
Arts and public realm – The Illuminated River
11.00–11.15
Presentation #5
Kyucheol AhnㅣProfessor, Korea National University of Arts
New Imagination of Public Arts
11.15–12.30
Discussion / Q&A
 
 
Part II  Creatives’ views of the City
Artists, producers and curators from Connected City, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and Busan-Sheffield: Inter-City Arts Project will share their experiences in taking part of these city projects. Creatives will talk about their findings, challenges and learning points, and then will share some suggestions for the development of cultural identity in the city.
 
Moderator: Jisun Park (Creative Producer of Connected City)
 
Time
Item
Programmes
14.00–14.15                            
Introduction
Intro to Connected City 2017
14.15–14.25
Presentation #1
Su-In Yang l Curator of Walking the Commons, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
14.25–14.35
Presentation #2
Hilary O'Shaughnessy l Producer of Playable City
14.35–14.45
Presentation #3
Suna Choe l Producer of Maker City, Seogye-dong
14.45–14.55
Presentation #4
Nick Luscombe l Producer of Musicity
14.55–15.05
Presentation #5
Miryoung Oh l Producer of Storytelling City
15.05–15.15
Presentation #6
Seungwook Lee l Director of Busan–Sheffield: Inter–City Arts Project
15.05–16.30
Discussion
Su-In Yang
Hilary O'Shaughnessy
Suna Choe
Nick Luscombe
Mark Nixon (Maker City: Seogye-dong)
Boram Kim (Playable City)
Soyeon Jung (Storytelling City)
Steve Hellier (Performing City)
16.30–17.30
Networking reception                        
 
* The schedule above is subject to change.
City to City UK/Korea 2017-18