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ISSUE #567
With its theme "The Frontiers of the Environment" in 2022, the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles partners with the Weiwuying to present the program "After sea-level rise, I…" and "Whisper of Trees" from May 19 to May 29.
The Taiwan music, film, and live project Small Island Big Song brought together 15 musicians from 10 island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans during the pandemic to convey the tragedy of ocean pollution through remote collaboration.
Two Taiwanese films are presented at this year's Queer East Film Festival (QEFF), an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Following the first two successful editions, the third edition was held in cinemas across London from May 18 and will run through 29.
Ministry Updates
The Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, National Palace Museum, Chinese Association of Museums and Taiwan Museum Foundation are collaborating with museums and local cultural centers across Taiwan to celebrate International Museum Day.
MOC outlines plan to promote national languages
To preserve and ensure the passing of national languages to future generations, the Ministry of Culture, together with the Council of Indigenous Peoples, the Hakka Affairs Council, and the Ministry of Education, formulated a comprehensive development plan for Taiwan's national languages.
Golden Comic Awards is now open to foreign artists
Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the 13th Golden Comic Awards competition is now open for submissions, with the total prize money raised to NT$2.75 million. For the first time, foreign artists can apply by submitting original works recently published in Taiwan. Submissions will be accepted from now until June 16.
Cultural Features
Landscape architect Kuo Chung-dwan has earned a reputation as a pioneer in Taiwan's landscape architecture community and a warrior for combining landscape aesthetics with ethical land use. Over her years in the industry, she has created innumerable works with a professional conscience focused on protecting land and water alike, driving a new wave of river revitalization and water-friendly aesthetics in Taiwan.
Architect | Kuo Chung-dwan
Huang Fu-long is the founder and design director of the company DPI Design, as well as being heavily involved in community building. One manifestation of his passion for community building is the founding of New Taipei City's Sanchih Corner, a project which is focused on working to encourage local youth to rediscover a sense of local identity while also revitalizing the Sanchih area in northern Taiwan.
Sanchih Corner | Huang Fu-long
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