6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
Introduction to Cambodian Living Arts:
Introduction to Season of Cambodia:
Diaspora and Return: Cosmopolitan Phnom Penh
Panel Discussion: Urban Design and Arts
Development in Phnom Penh
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.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue