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Creative Responses to Sustainability

Korea Guide

Published: 2016
Price: Free
Publisher: ASEF
Related project: ASEF culture360 supports ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop
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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the launch of Creative Responses to Sustainability - Korea Guide.

This bookis part of a new series of guides looking at the connection between art and sustainability in different countries in Asia. The 2nd in this series after the recent launch of theSingapore Guide, the Korea Guide follows the same model and maps cultural initiatives across Korea engaging with social and environmental issues.

Commissioned by ASEF culture360 and authored by Ms Yasmine OSTENDORF, the initiator of the EU funded networkGreen Art Lab Alliance (GALA), this guide will feature a directory of the20 most pioneering and significant cultural organisations in Korea contributing to social and environmental change through their artistic practice.

The Korea Guide was also presented last November in Gwangju, Korea at the 8th ASEF Public Forum on Creative Cities in Asia and Europe – Cities: Living Labs for Culture? The research for both Korea and Singapore Guides are supported by the Mondriaan Fund. Other country guides will follow in 2016.

These new guides build on the discussions at theGALA / Green Art Lab Allianceand on ASEF’s engagement with the topic of artists and climate change in global dialogues around environmental sustainability through its Connect2Culture programme(2008-2011).