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ASEF Unplugged - Dhaka

#ASEFculture: Who We Are, What We Do

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Fatima AVILA Culture Department ASEF Unplugged - Conversations on the Arts in Asia and Europe Culture

Pan Pacific Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh

#ASEFculture is in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the 10th edition of the Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography, which is one of the recipients of the Mobility First! Special Call for Artists in Conflict. 

On Monday, 4 March 2019, ASEF's Director for Culture, Ms Anupama SEKHAR, is a speaker of the panel: "Balancing Power: Institutions, Involvement, & Influence" with co-speaker Aunohita Mojumdar, and moderator, Hadrien Diez. The panel will discuss institutional strategies and roles of institutions in today's challenging times. The panel will be held 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | Goethe-Institut. 

On the same day, 4 March 2019, 19:00-22:00, ASEF Unplugged - Dhaka will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel where an informal conversation between ASEF's Director for Culture, Ms Anupama SEKHAR, and 15 local cultural organisations in Dhaka will take place. The topic of this edition's of ASEF Unplugged is ASEF's Work in Culture, a discussion on the ground realities of working in the cultural sector in Bangladesh, as well as the exploration of possible future synergies between ASEF and the Bangladesh culture sector. This is a closed-door event by invitation only.

On the occassion of Chobi Mela Festival, we also take a look at Chobiwalas of Bangladesh: Photographers of Bangladesh, a report on the history of photography in Bangladesh that ASEF commissioned in 2017 to Drik Picture Library, the co-organiser of Chobi Mela. The full report can be downloaded here:


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