Living Arts City Colloquium

Art and Urbanism in Phnom Penh and New York, Day 1

Living Arts City Colloquium Art and Urbanism in Phnom Penh and New York, Day 1 | Events Calendar

Greenwich Village / W Village

The New School | Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium

As part of Season of Cambodia (hyperlink to their site), a multi-disciplinary arts festival, taking place this spring in New York City, the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design presents a two-day colloquium exploring the interconnectedness of creativity, urban ecology and community. The event provides a window into an ongoing exchange between designers, curators, architects, planners, and social researchers from Phnom Penh and New York.

Saturday, April 6, 6:30-9:00 PM
Living Arts City: Art and Urbanism in Phnom Penh and New York
Panel Discussion and Welcoming Reception
Kimberly Tate, Part-Time Faculty, School of Constructed Environments
Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design

Introduction to Cambodian Living Arts:
Arn Chorn-Pond, Founder, Cambodian Living Arts
John Burt, Founding Board Chair Emeritus, Cambodian Living Arts, and Chairman, Season of Cambodia

Introduction to Season of Cambodia:
Phloeun Prim, CEO, Season of Cambodia, and Executive Director, Cambodian Living Arts
Elena Park, Senior Festival Advisor
Darren Walker, Vice President, Ford Foundation

Keynote Address:Refuge, Diaspora and Return: Cosmopolitan Phnom Penh
William Greeves, Director of Vann Molyvann Project

Panel Discussion: Urban Design and Arts Development in Phnom Penh
William Morrish, Professor of Urban Ecology, Parsons The New School for Design
Brian McGrath, Research Chair in Urban Design, Parsons The New School for Design
Fred Frumberg, Cambodia Line Producer, Executive Director, Amrita Performing Arts
Erin Gleeson, Season of Cambodia Visual Art Program Co-Curator, and Artistic
Director, SaSa Bassac

Greeves will discuss Phnom Penh’s emergence as a cosmopolitan city during the 1950s and 1960s, when the capital of the newly independent Cambodia was planned and designed by the architect Vann Molyvann under the patronage of King Norodom Sihanouk. The lecture sets the stage for imagining the type of cultural city possible in Phnom Penh today. Morrish will respond by outlining the link between urban design and arts development, and McGrath will moderate a discussion around the type of cultural city Phnom Penh is destined to become as the capital of an emerging 21st century democracy.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served