“Culture and Social Innovation: Tokyo Conference 2013” Digelar

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TOKYO, 13 Desember 2013 /Kyodo JBN – AsiaNet/ —

Pemerintah Metropolitan Tokyo, Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office Tokyo
Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (TMFHC), dan Association for
Corporate Support of the Arts menyelenggarakan “Culture and Social Innovation:
Tokyo Conference 2013” pada 25 Oktober 2013. Tema yang diangkat adalah
“Perspektif Budaya dalam Memikirkan Kembali Ekonomi,” serta menampilkan tamu
dari Jepang dan negara lain dari berbagai latar belakang yang berbagi wawasan
dan pengalaman mereka.

(Foto: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201312137001/)

Profesor Joseph Vogl dari Humboldt University Berlin menyelidiki sejarah dalam
analisisnya tentang bagaimana liberalisasi pasar finansial telah menyebabkan
tingkat interdependensi (saling ketergantungan) yang lebih besar antara negara
dan pasar, dan bagaimana mereka memegang kekuasaan yang besar atas ekonomi
global maupun masyarakat kita. Katsuhito Iwai, Visiting Professor pada
International Christian University di Tokyo, berbicara tentang penyebaran dan
potensi hubungan “fidusia” dalam masyarakat yang mengalami peningkatan
spesialisasi dan yang berupaya menghargai pengetahuan dan informasi.

Selain kedua pembicara utama itu, tampil pula Pascal Brunet, Direktur Relais
Culture Europe; Felencia Hutabarat, Konsultan Creative Economy; Kazuhiko
Yazaki, Presiden sekaligus CEO, Felissimo Corporation; dan Jun’ya Yamaide,
Executive Director “BEPPU PROJECT” NPO untuk diskusi panel, yang diketuai oleh
Taneo Kato, Executive Advisor TMFHC. Diskusi tersebut membahas perlunya saling
pengertian yang lebih besar berdasarkan rasa hormat atas budaya lokal yang khas
dan keragaman di seluruh dunia, makna kontemporer pemberian hadiah timbal
balik, dan bentuk lain dari hubungan ekonomi berbasis non-moneter, dan cara
mencapai transisi dari kepentingan diri sendiri ke maksimalisasi kepentingan
masyarakat.

Berbagai respons meliputi: potensi seni dalam menciptakan hubungan sosial baru
dalam bentuk “ruang publik” di masyarakat saat ini, yang menyaksikan
berkurangnya partisipasi ekonomi dan politik di pihak warga negara, serta hal
bahwa seni dan budaya memungkinkan alternatif atas kapitalisme — suatu sistem
yang didasarkan pada kekuasaan — dengan memungkinkan bentuk interaksi yang
terpisah di tataran manusia dengan orang lain.

Diskusi tersebut juga menyinggung peningkatan globalisasi budaya, dan bagaimana
keragaman dapat diperoleh dalam situasi seperti ini. Situs resmi
(http://tokyo-conference.jp) akan mengumpulkan arsip rekaman konferensi ini,
dan ringkasan prosesnya akan tersedia.

SUMBER: Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office

Kontak:
Makiko Yamaguchi
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office
TMFHC
Tel: +81-3-5638-8803
E-mail: m-yamaguchi@bh-project.jp


“Culture and Social Innovation: Tokyo Conference 2013” Convened

TOKYO, Dec. 13, 2013 (ANTARA/Kyodo JBN – Asianet) —

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (TMFHC), and the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts jointly organized “Culture and Social Innovation: Tokyo Conference 2013” on October 25, 2013. The theme was “Cultural Perspectives in Re-thinking Economics,” and featured Japanese and international guests from wide and diverse backgrounds who shared their insights and experiences.

(Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201312137001/)

Professor Joseph Vogl of Humboldt University of Berlin explored history in his analysis of how the liberalization of financial markets has led to greater degrees of interdependence between states and markets, and how they came to wield overwhelming power over both the global economy and our societies. Katsuhito Iwai, Visiting Professor at International Christian University in Tokyo, spoke about the spread and potential of “fiduciary” relationships in societies which are experiencing intensified degrees of specialization and which seek to value knowledge and information.

The two keynote speakers were then joined by Pascal Brunet, Director of Relais Culture Europe; Felencia Hutabarat, Consultant for Creative Economy; Kazuhiko Yazaki, President and CEO, Felissimo Corporation; and Jun’ya Yamaide, Executive Director of NPO “BEPPU PROJECT” for a panel discussion, which was chaired by Taneo Kato, Executive Advisor of the TMFHC. The discussion touched upon the need for greater mutual understanding based on respect for distinctive local cultures and diversity around the world, the contemporary meaning of reciprocal gifting, and other forms of non-monetary-based economic relationships, and how to achieve the transition from self-interest to the maximization of the interests of society.

Responses included the following: the potential of the arts in creating new social relationships in the form of “public space” in today’s societies, which are witnessing decreasing economic and political participation on the part of citizens, as well as the point that the arts and culture enable an alternative to capitalism — a system that is based on power — by enabling a separate, human-scale form of interaction with others.

The discussion also touched upon the increasing globalization of culture, and how diversity can be secured under these circumstances. The official website (http://tokyo-conference.jp) will host archival footage of this conference, and a summary of the proceedings will be made available.

SOURCE: Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office

Contact:
Makiko Yamaguchi
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office
TMFHC
Tel: +81-3-5638-8803
E-mail: m-yamaguchi@bh-project.jp