AAA Learning & Participation co-presents roundtable discussions with Bamboo Curtain Studio for art and environmental education practitioners from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

What is the role of art education in relation to environmental sustainability? In collaboration with Bamboo Curtain Studio, the discussions are an opportunity to consider the connections between arts education and environmental sustainability, while cultivating a supportive network of organisations and individuals for future collaboration.

Bamboo Curtain Studio places emphasis on environment sustainability issues with the goal to bridge the gap between art practitioners and environment practitioners. AAA Learning & Participation hopes to redefine the ways audiences can learn about contemporary art, and rethink the role of art in education and society. The roundtables serve to explore alternative learning platforms based around the practice of artists, creative practitioners, and organisations.

Participants:

  • Hsiuchen Chang, Independent Art Educator, Little Snow and The Very Little Artists
  • Heidi Chen, Space Manager, Bamboo Curtain Studio
  • San Chen, Deputy Head of Education and Communication Department, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
  • Joey Chung, Learning & Participation Coordinator, Asia Art Archive
  • Susanna Chung, Head of Learning & Participation, Asia Art Archive
  • Jan Yi-Fen, Section Chief, Public Affairs Department, GUANDU Nature Park
  • Ya-chu Kang, Artist
  • Catherine Lee, Director, Bamboo Curtain Studio
  • Esther Lu, Director & Curator, Taipei Contemporary Art Center
  • Yi-Chieh Tsai, Artist/Art Direction, Vision Union
  • Enci Tsao, Independent Art Educator, Little Snow and The Very Little Artists
  • Szu-Ju Wu, CEO, Vision Union
  • Fang Yi Yang, Art Educator, OAO Project
  • Yu ShinYen, Assistant Professor, The Graduate Institute of Arts and Humanities Education, The National University of Art

Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art-related fields, for short visits or specific projects. It endeavors to promote cross-cultural exchanges by lifting barriers, and provides a creative environment for needed time, space, and facilities for production, residencies onsite, serving artists in their research, testing and trial-runs of their products and services. In 2010, BCS worked with curator Wu Mali to initiate the project Art as Environment – A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek to examine social issues via artistic practices, through which urban sustainability, environmental preservation, and community engagement were addressed.

The roundtables are closed-door sessions by invitation only. Art education practitioners in Taiwan interested in participating must contact learn@aaa.org.hk by 2 June 2016.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, AAA Library will remain temporarily closed till 5 February.