Discussion board explores the which means of area and its affect on cultural communication


French-American scholar and tradition critic Man Sorman speaks Thursday on the 2022 Tradition Communications Discussion board on the Grand Hyatt Seoul. (CICI)

In response to specialists, bodily area is as essential as ever within the post-pandemic period, opposite to recommendations that digital area will largely eradicate bodily area.

A gaggle of famend students and designers mentioned the which means of area and its affect on cultural communication within the pandemic period on the 2022 Tradition Communication Discussion board on Thursday.

The thirteenth version of the Discussion board, organized by the Korea Picture Communication Institute, was held on the Grand Hyatt Seoul in Yongsan-gu, Central Seoul. The discussion board noticed students and designers take a more in-depth have a look at the which means of area and share their views on its affect on cultural communication beneath the theme of “Area and Tradition Communication”.

CICI President Choi Jung-hwa (fourth from right) and participants of the 2022 Culture Communication Forum pose for a group photo at the Grand Hyatt Seoul on Thursday.  (CICI)

CICI President Choi Jung-hwa (fourth from proper) and contributors of the 2022 Tradition Communication Discussion board pose for a bunch photograph on the Grand Hyatt Seoul on Thursday. (CICI)

CICI President Choi Jung-hwa stated, “Because of COVID-19, the idea of area has elevated considerably, as we are able to see curiosity in distant working, enhance in single-person properties and digital transformation. Huh.” opening deal with.

“Cultural communication doesn’t essentially happen in a closed area like a museum, as open area has now change into a brand new platform for artwork exhibitions,” she stated.

Nearly becoming a member of the stage, French American scholar and tradition critic Man Sorman delivered a keynote deal with on the city identification of Seoul and South Korea.

“South Korea is in search of the best brand and subsequent slogan to outline Korea to the remainder of the world,” Sorman stated. “(However) it is not sensible. The true civilization of Korea is advised by the town, its museums, parks, faculties, and other people.”

Sorman stated the current relocation of the presidential workplace from Cheong Wa Dae to Yongsan was a terrific choice as democratic presidential workplaces are often situated in metropolis facilities equivalent to Paris, London and Berlin.

“The change that Seoul wants is just not solely the structure however how one can join with the historical past and the symbolic results of this constructing,” he stated.

City Hall building glowing green (Seoul City Government)

Metropolis Corridor constructing glowing inexperienced (Seoul Metropolis Authorities)

Sorman additionally talked about some constructive initiatives which have remodeled the town of Seoul. He selected the Cheonggyechon Restoration as a terrific instance of connecting the current with the previous, in addition to restoring nature. “It reminds us that there was a stream, a metropolis, and a really particular panorama.”

Sorman additionally selected the Seoul Metropolitan Authorities Constructing by architect U Kerala for its uniqueness and significance.

“It is fully completely different from what you see in different nations, and it connects to Korean civilization and custom,” he stated, explaining that the plastic wrapping reminds him of the Korean material utilized in conventional clothes. . “Additionally transparency and openness add to the image of democratization because the constructing is just not for bureaucrats, however for guests.”

French architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen (right on screen), speaks at the 2022 Culture Communication Forum at the Grand Hyatt Seoul on Thursday.  (CICI)

French architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen (proper on display screen), speaks on the 2022 Tradition Communication Discussion board on the Grand Hyatt Seoul on Thursday. (CICI)

In the meantime, French architectural historian and professor on the Institute of High quality Arts at New York College, Jean-Louis Cohen, shares his observations in regards to the large return of holiday makers to museums, festivals and concert events.

“After we had the pandemic, many individuals predicted that workplaces would change into out of date, that theaters could be closed, that museums had been gone, that exhibitions had handed,” Cohen stated. “What we are able to see now could be completely different, and I need to emphasize this – what I am going to name ‘return to area’.”

Cohen stated he noticed 1000’s of individuals attend festivals in Avignon. The scholar famous that this unprecedented phenomenon displays individuals’s urge to have an actual reference to cities and landscapes.

“Area gives a multi-sensory expertise—of coloration, of sound, of scent—that can not be matched by different mediums,” he stated.

Yoo Hyun-joon, professor of architecture at Hongik University, speaks at the 2022 Culture Communication Forum at the Grand Hyatt Seoul on Thursday.  (CICI)

Yoo Hyun-joon, professor of structure at Hongik College, speaks on the 2022 Tradition Communication Discussion board on the Grand Hyatt Seoul on Thursday. (CICI)

Yoo Hyun-joon, professor of structure at Hongik College, additionally highlighted the significance of offline area within the metropolis.

“Anybody can add their images on-line and categorical themselves of their social media area. However this digital area is edited and fragmented, which turns into an issue for social integration,” Yu stated.

“So satirically, offline places turned extra essential as a result of creating a standard reminiscence and feeling is one thing that may solely be achieved in actual area.”

David Pierre Jalikon, architect and president of the French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Trade; Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO at Melbourne Arts Precinct Corp.; And Simon Lee, CEO of world crowdsourcing translation platform Flito, additionally shared his insights and experience within the discussion board.

The Hybrid Discussion board featured reside on-line displays by world cultural leaders who participated remotely. Designhouse CEO Lee Younger-hee, New Zealand Ambassador to Korea Philip Turner and Park Jin-woo, CEO of Tamonet, the Korean operator of Théâtre des Lumires, participated as on-site panelists.

Launched in 2011, CCF is an annual occasion that goals to advertise cultural trade and growth.

by Hwang Dong-hee (hwangdh@heraldcorp.com)



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