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[Report] Creators’ Workshop “Cultural Hub, Regions and Communities”

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Based on the themes of ‘culture and community development’ and ‘creative city’, this workshop discusses the strategies and policies for ‘revitalizing local regions and communities through arts’ and the solutions to current social issues by inviting experts from Indonesia and Malaysia. Participants are able to deepen their understanding of diverse culture in both Japan and overseas,

and expand their ways of thinking and approaches in different areas in relation to the themes. At the same time, this workshop offers a network that will lead to future artistic and cultural exchanges.

Tuesday, 24th January 2017 17:00-19:15 (Door Opens 16:45)
3-15-4 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo
17:00 Opening Remark
17:10 Presentations by Facilitators
17:20 Creator’s Workshop
18:30 Feedback/Q&A

18:45 Closing Party

◆Guest Facilitators:
Marco Kusumawijaya|Director and Founder, RUJAK Center for Urban Studies, Indonesia
Marco, an architect and urbanist, has been focusing on sustainable architecture, urbanism and arts for the last 15 years. In 2012 he built Bumi Pemuda Rahayu sustainability learning center in Yogyakarta to house workshops and art residency programs for works with communities and ecological issues.
“RUJAK Center for Urban Studies (RCUS)”
Founded in 2010, Rujak Center for Urban Studies (RCUS) aims to fill the gaps in the necessary process of transition into the ecological age. The vision of RCUS is working together with communities in generating innovative knowledge and practices to build sustainable cities and regions. RCUS focuses on cities as human territories that amalgamate most, if not all, of contemporary and future human problems.

Duncan Cave|Programme Manager of Urban Knowledge, Think City, Malaysia
Duncan is Programme Manager of Urban Knowledge at Think City. The Urban Knowledge stream
endeavours to provide evidence based solutions through research, publications and piloting of projects, creating a resource centre for Think City’s partner organisations.
“Think City”
Think City Sdn Bhd, a community based urban regeneration organization fully owned by Khazanah Nasional, the strategic investment fund for the Malaysian Government. Think City aims to deliver long term holistic solutions, working closely with local councils, local and international agencies, and various communities, building effective partnerships and enhancing capacity along the way.
This workshop is a part of the commissions by the Agency for Cultural Affairs,Government of Japan :2016 Program for Nurturing Upcoming Artists who lead the next generation

Association for Corporate Support of the Arts
Tel:03-5439-4520 Fax:03-5439-4521

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