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Volume 15, 2017 - Creating Vibrant Social Spaces – New Avenues to Urban Renewal

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Keynote 1: Public Space and Ethics, Shin Nakagawa, Osaka City University, Japan


Guest Speaker: Connecting Cultures through Music Scholarship: International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) in Urbanizing Asia, Professor Svanibor Pettan, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Secretary General, ICTM



Session 1


DFA Student Project Presentation #1 -  Chillax First Jobber! - Doctorate of Fine and Applied Arts Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Sharing Experiences from the Process of Creating Vibrant Multicultural Meeting Places in Oslo,

Tom Gravlie, Director, Artmuse, Norway


Opening Urban Social Spaces through the Arts, Lasanthi Manaranjie Kalinga Dona,

Associate Professor, Faculty of Music, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Turning Reception Centers into Spaces for Intercultural Learning and Creativity – A Childrens’ and Families Perspective, Lene Gravlie. Project Director: Cultural Sharing as a Way to Refugee Rehabilitation and Special Inclusion, Norway


The Currency of Diaspora. Border, Home and Return in Southeast Asia Fast Changing Societies, Loredana Pazzini - Paraccioni, Curator and Researcher, Contemporary Southeast Asia, La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore



Session 2


DFA Student Project Presentation #2 - Mahakan Fort Community: Displacement and Traditions, Doctorate of Fine and Applied Arts Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Performance by Creative Music Groups Including People with Disabilities,

Rii Numata, Research Fellow, Osaka City University, Japan


Midtown Global Market: Growing Immigrant Enterprises and New Communities,

Tom Borrup, Creative Community Builders, Faculty Director, Arts and Leadership Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA


Understanding the Impact of Cultural Design Aesthetics and Socio-economic Shifts: Approaches to Urban Resilience Empowers Place-making, Stephen Poon, Lecturer, Taylors University, Selangor, Malaysia


Radical Imagination and Artistic Hospitality.Scores and Tactics for Vibrant Communities, Daniela Brasil, Ass. Professor, Institute for Contemporary Art, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria


What happened on the Way to Damascus? Alternative Responses to Urban Radicalization,

Kjell Skyllstad, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Senior Project Advisor, Fuuse


Jihad – A Film Documentary by Deeyah Khan, Director Fuuse and the first UNESCO

Good Will Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity



Session 3


Guest Speaker: Inter-university Center Dubrovnik and its Role in Advanced Academic Studies and Intercultural Meeting Place, Nada Bruer Ljubovic, Executive Secretary, Inter-University Centre (IUC) Dubrovnik, Croatia


Implications of the Urban Landscape Aspects of the Isan Cultural Maintenance and Revitalization Program, John Draper, Director,Social Service Center, Khon Kaen University, Thailand


Samoreang Community Rehabilitation Project, Chantana Surasawadee, Samoreang, Ass. Professor, Pranakhon Rajabath University, Bangkok,Thailand


DFA Student Project Presentation #3 - Why Do They Litter So Much?, Doctorate of Fine and Applied Arts Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Promoting Cultural Traditions, Social Inclusion and Local Community Participation in Environmental Development Schemes, Dickson Adom, M.A. Ph.D Project Leader, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana


"Su´a Senakut"-Thai Royal Guard Tunic: The Revival and Preservation in Today’s Thai Textiles, Sittichai Smanchat, Ass. Professor, Faculty of Applied Arts and Architecture, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand


Musical Instruments of the Ethnic Groups in Central Laos PDR, Phongnil Sasinut, Professor, Naresuan University, Pitsanaluk, Thailand


Widdershins Osaka. Entangled Walking in the Contemporary City, Garreth Morris Jones, Graduate Student, University of Dundee, Scotland



Session 4


DFA Student Project Presentation #4 - Chiang Mai – Inside Out

Doctorate of Fine and Applied Arts Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


The Legacy of Edvard Munch – A Place for Living, Working and Taking Care

Kirsti Grotmol, Art Historian, Oslo, Norway


Innovation in 3D Technology,Opening New Spaces for Designers and Artists,

Wenche Emely Nessler, Artist and Art Teacher, Oslo, Norway


Climatic Theater - Communicating Climatic Issues Through the Aesthetics,

Heidrun Sølna Øverby, Drama/Theater Educator,Trondheim, Norway


More than the Quran. The Urban Madrassah in Mediaeval Muslim Cultures,

Marie Ingand, Historian, Arabic Music and Intercultural Activist, Oslo, Norway


Academia and the Arts in Action – Promoting New Community Performance Spaces,

Hilde Kvam, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Media Sciences the University of Trondheim (NTNU) Norway



Volume 14, 2016 - Urban Culture – Rural Culture: Overcoming a Dichotomy

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Keynote 1: Cities as Cultural Ecosystems: Researching and Understanding Music Sustainability in Urban Settings, Huib Schippers, Griffith University, Australia



Session 1



Closeup: The Mon Community in Bangkok,

Doctorate of Fine and Applied Arts Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Myths and Festivals as Tools for Connecting Traditional Community: A Research of Newly Urbanized Villages in Hanoi, Lư Thị Thanh Lê, Vietnam


Culture as Coping Mechanism: Rural South Asian Foreign Workers in Singapore,

Geerhardt Kornatowski, Japan


Theater as Glue - Bridging the Rural and Urban, Hilde Kvam, Norway


Session 2


The Presence of Local Specific Culture in the Future – Globalized Cities – The Case Of Jakarta,

Miya Irawati & Jo Santoso, Indonesia


Places Between: U.S. Suburbs in Identity Crisis, Tom Borrup, USA


The Artistic Creations Depicting the Thai – Yuan Ethnic Group, 

Doctorate of Fine and Applied Arts Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Beyond the Dichotomy of Urban vs Rural, Shin Nakagawa, Japan



Session 3


Keynote 2: Making Space for the Rural in an Urban World: Thailand in Asian Perspective,

Jonathan Rigg, Singapore


Traditional and Non-traditional Storytellers in Japanese Modern Societies,

Yoko Takashima, Japan


Rural - Urban Boundaries in Contemporary Vietnamese Cinema: A Look from Phan Dang Di's Films, Hoang Cam Giang, Vietnam


Case Study: Increasing Cultural Tourism Via Art-based Interventions in Bangkok’s Kudeejeen Community, Doctorate of Fine and Applied Arts students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


The Presence of Social Space, Morida Siagian, Indonesia


A City for All - Oslo Xtra Large (Film), Kjell Skyllstad, Thailand


Session 4


Building Sustainable Music Activities in Deprived Rural Areas: The North Norwegian Experience,

Tom Gravlie, Norway


Collective Dream Works: Philosophy against Urban Cyber-Dystopia,

Tetz Hakoda, Japan



Volume 13, 2015 - Partnership for Change – Finding Creative Solutions to Urban Challenges

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Session 1


LIstening to the Unheard Voices: The Role of Universities Against the New Liberalism -

Shin Nakagawa


Firefly: Eco-Conscious Video Art to Conserve the Environment for Amphawa District -

DFA Students’ Group Presentation


Alleviating Isolation by Art Projects - Takuya Oi


Urban Hum - Sandra Uskokovic & Boris Bakal


Indigenous Voices: Glimpses Into the Margins of Modern Development - Jeff Warner



Session 2


Do-it-Yourself Values and Practices as Community Building Tools in Bangkok’s Rock’n’Roll Subculture Music Scene - Pablo Henri Ramirez


Protecting Cultural Space or Urban Re-colonization: When Do Cultural Districts Cross the Line? -

Tom Borrup


Coconut is Life: The Photovoice Project for Local Youths in Amphawa

Community - DFA Students’ Group Presentation


Successful Cultural Heritage Models in Myanmar - Barbara T. Bauer



Session 3


From the Street to the Stage: How Topical Songs Connect Thailand and Taiwan - Shefong Chung


Are Gardens Universal? Allotment and Community Gardens and Their Historical and Political Frames -  Werner Bigell


Reach Back, Reach Deep, Reach Out: A Case Study of the Songs of Memory Project in the Community - Victoria Vorreiter


Urban Bin - DFA Students’ Group Presentation


Brâncusi: From Tate to Urban Culture - Cornelia Buijs-Dragusin


Theatre and Immigration – Performance Partnership for Social Change - Hilde Kvam


The Promotion of Sustainable and Creative Community Building Through Thai Youth Puppet Theater - Takako Iwasawa



Session 4


Transposition: An Urban Cultural Engine? - Geir Johnson


Partnership for Change - Mozart as Social Activist - Kjell Skyllstad


Music as an Agent for Change - Tom Gravlie


As Noisy As… - DFA Students’ Group Presentation


Ballet Building Bridges - Partnership in Paris - Marie Ingand



Volume 12, 2014 - Arts and Social Outreach – Designs for Urban Dignity

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Arts and Social Outreach


Applied Ethnomusicology in Urban Settings - Svanibor Pettan


The Norwegian Approach of Presenting Live Music for Young Audiences - Tom Gravlie


Art Film Elucidates Social Inclusion for Children with Special Needs - Tuenrudee Rugmai


Resonance: The Resonance of Reasons from the Streets of Bangkok - DFA Students’ Group Presentation


Divided Cities – Redesigning Urban Dignity


What is Urban Dignity? How Do We Achieve It? - Evelin Gerda Lindner


From Humiliation to Dignity: Designs for a Just Peace