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Yokohama Round invites experts from various fields for a roundtable discussion, conducting several rounds of dialogues and discussions. It kicked off in January 2017 prior to the opening of the Yokohama Triennale, and will conclude with Round 8 held at the closing of the Yokohama Triennale 2017. (General Facilitator: MIKI Akiko)
The Connecting World and the Isolating World
August 4 - August 5
Exploring the views and works of artists who poetically and critically decode the connectivity and isolation of the current 21st-century world.
Artists: Alex HARTLEY, Wael SHAWKY, Joko AVIANTO, Mark JUSTINIANI, Shooshie SULAIMAN, ZHAO Zhao, Oliver CHANARIN, Sam DURANT, Christian JANKOWSKI, Kathy PRENDERGAST
Moderators: Rirkrit TIRAVANIJA, Suhanya RAFFEL, MIKI Akiko
Considering the current world that is politically, economically and culturally/socially oscillating between globalization and Galapagos Syndrome-like isolation, through unique and multifaceted perspectives based on biological evolution and information & media technology, among others.
Speakers: HASEGAWA Mariko (Human Behavioral Ecologist / Physical Anthropologist / Executive Director & Professor, The Graduate University for the Advanced Studies), Dominick CHEN (Media Design Theorist / Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University), KAWAKUBO Yoi (Artist)
New Public Space and Art
Based on the theme of isolation and connectivity, the speakers will discuss how the public spaces are changing and what are the relationships between the urban structure, architecture and art.
Speakers: KITAYAMA Koh (Architect / Emeritus Professor, Yokohama National University), NAITO Hiroshi (Architect / Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo), NISHIZAWA Ryue (Architect / Professor, Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture “Y-GSA”, Yokohama National University), KOBAYASHI Shigenori (Researcher of Urban Planning / Emeritus Professor, Yokohama National University)
Co-organized by Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture (Y-GSA), Yokohama National University
Where Do We Come From? Where Are We Going?
An examination of the imaginative and expressive actions we take to explore the lives we live, here and now, and from now into the future, in relation to the vast time and space.
Speakers: HATAKEYAMA Naoya (Photographer), HIRANO Keiichiro (Novelist), KOBAYASHI Kensei (Astrobiologist / Professor, Graduate School and Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University)
Aspiring to Find More Beautiful Constellations: What Is the Potential of Art?
In a world where the future remains unclear, can art connect things that are invisible, turn perspectives around or enable thoughts to take a leap into a different level for envisioning or designing the future?
Speakers: Conception Meeting Members + Yokohama Triennale 2017 Directors
(From press information, Yokohama Triennale 2017