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ASEF launches Creative Responses to Sustainability – Korea Guide

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20 Jan 2016

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the launch of Creative Responses to Sustainability – Korea Guide, now also available for free download on ASEF’s arts and culture portal 

This book is part of a new series of guides looking at the connection between art and sustainability in different countries in Asia. The 2nd edition in this series after the recent launch of the Singapore 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 network Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA), this guide will feature a directory of the 20 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 8thASEF Public Forum on Creative Cities in Asia and Europe – Cities: Living Labs for Culture? The research for both Guides was supported by the Mondriaan Fund. Other country guides will follow in 2016.

These new guides build on the discussions at the GALA / 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).

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