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To Future Theatre and Beyond– Sustainability in Theatre Design and Technology Symposium│Agenda

Jun 20, 2024

Date: August 23rd & 25th, 2024
Location: Lecture Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Register on Accupass: https://www.accupass.com/go/futuretheatre 


How do you envision the theatre of the future? 
OISTAT invites you to join us for a thought-provoking exploration on sustainability in theatre. Over the two-day agenda, we bring together speakers from 10 different countries, including theatre designers, curators, architects, technicians, and artistic directors, to explore the ideas and practices of sustainability from the perspectives of theatre design and international collaborations.


❚  Symposium for Professionals 
❚  August 23rd, 2024 2:00pm - 5:00pm (UTC+8)

Tailored for theatre professionals, this symposium offers insights on how theatre practitioners can take the first steps in engaging with global theatres and interdisciplinary fields.

August 23 (Fri) |Symposium for Professionals
14:00-15:00 Theater’s Role in Shaping Diverse Fields
- Speaker: Jan K. Rolník (Czeck Republic | Co-Owner, Capacity Expo)
15:30-17:00 Panel / OISTAT Meets Taiwan Professionals: How to Lauch International Collaborations
- Moderator: Wan-Jung Wei (Taiwan | Executive Director of OISTAT)
- Panelist: 
  • Aby Cohen (Brazil | Head of Postgraduate Department, Academy of Live Technology) 
  • Bert Determann (The Netherlands | Entrepreneur in the Cultural Field)
  • Patrick Rizzotti (USA | Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Film, The University of British Columbia)
  • Raymond Wong (Taiwan / Hong Kong | Deputy General Director of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Taiwan)

>> Learn more about speakers

❚ Symposium for General Public
❚ August 25th, 2024 10:00am – 6:00pm (UTC+8)

Open to anyone interested in theatre, performance design and sustainability, this symposium explores how theatre practitioners unveil different lenses of viewing theatre sustainability.

August 25 (Sun) |Symposium for General Public
10:00-11:00 Panel / My Approach to Theatre Design 
- Moderator: Wan-Jung Wei (Taiwan | Executive Director of OISTAT)
- Panelist: 
  • Aby Cohen (Brazil | Head of Postgraduate Department, Academy of Live Technology)
  • Samuel Shih-Hsing Wang (Taiwan | Dean of Theatre School, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA))
11:10-12:00 Sonic Voyages: The Importance of Sound Design in Designing Theatrical Spaces and Experiences
- Speaker: Bradlee Ward (USA | Senior Associate, Apeiro Design)
14:00-14:50 Embedding Eco-Creativity into Australian Performance Design and Performance Technologies
- Speaker: Tessa Rixon (Australia | Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology)
15:00-15:50 Embracing Diversity and Equity in Lighting Design: A Call for Inclusivity in Theatre Pedagogy and Practice
- Moderator: Adam Mendelson (USA | Senior Lecturer, University of Maryland Baltimore County) 
- Speaker: Dinesh Yadav (India | Associate Professor of Devised Theatre, SPVFA, Texas A&M University)
16:00-16:50 Sustainable Threads: Initiatives and Actions for Ecological Costume Practice
- Speaker: Sofia Pantouvaki (Greece | Professor of Costume Design, Aalto University)
17:00-18:00 Panel / Stage Insights: Exploring Trends in Theatre Design, Technology, and Architecture through International Collaborations
- Moderator: Wan-Jung Wei (Taiwan | Executive Director of OISTAT)
- Panelist: 
  • April Viczko (Canada | Department Chair, Department of Drama, University of Alberta)
  • Maaike Westinga (The Netherlands | Architect & Director, TenBrasWestinga Architecture / Interior Design and Urban Design)
  • Loren Schreiber (USA | Emeritus Professor, Director of Technology, San Diego State University)
 

>> Learn more about speakers

 

 To Future Theatre and Beyond– Sustainability in Theatre Design and Technology Symposium

❚ Symposium for Professionals

Date: August 23rd, 2024
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
❚ Symposium for General Public
Date: August 25th, 2024
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

❚ Location: Lecture Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
❚ Register on Accupass: https://www.accupass.com/go/futuretheatre 
❚ Cost: Free (A deposit of NT$300 is required, which will be refunded at the end of the event.)

 
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