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Webinar: Asian Cities’ Cultural Scenes in the Covid Pandemic: Qingdao, Singapore and Taipei
October 13, 2020 - 14:00-15:30
The objective of this webinar is to discuss and compare the responses of the cultural scenes of three Asian cities, Qingdao, Singapore, and Taipei to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, from the point of view of civil society actors.
Three different aspects will be discussed:
– First, we will compare the impacts of the Covid pandemic on these cities’ respective cultural scenes, as a result of measures such as border closures, social distancing, lockdowns. We will discuss their effects on artists, cultural institutions, as well as on foreign and domestic travellers.
– Second, we will explore the response of the cultural scene in each city. We will look at the initiatives launched by artists, cultural workers, and tourism professionals such as the creation of support groups to provide mutual help, as well as the public measures to alleviate the impact of the crisis on the cultural sector.
– Third, we will envision the future of culture in Post-Covid Asian cities. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of measures taken by each city, such as using digital technologies as an alternative mode of cultural diffusion. We will also reflect on the changes that long-term restrictions will have on cultural scenes.
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