‘Encounter’ is a series of lectures and workshops that aims to stimulate creative activity in Vietnam, engaging different ideas of contemporary culture. ‘Encounter’ forms part of a larger endeavor called ‘Conscious Realities’ (2013-2016) focusing on the shared histories of South East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Africa, engaging the divergent reactions to those histories and the lessons to be learned in thinking laterally across these communities.
Sàn Art is looking for 15 participants based in Vietnam (cross-disciplinary in interest), to take part in closed workshops with the following guest speakers. As a participant you will be open and willing to take part in discussion. You may also be expected to undertake small tasks (eg. writing, drawing, presentation) that further investigate your own relationship to the expertise of each speaker. All lectures and workshops will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, and conducted in English and Vietnamese.
WHO CAN APPLY?
‘Encounter’ is open to all interdisciplinary thinkers (artists, architects, social scientists, writers etc) above the age of 23 who live and work in Vietnam and interested in examining the importance of culture to a global society. Ideally you will have familiarity with English, as the majority of guest lecturers will speak in this language (Vietnamese translation will however be provided). You must understand that attendance at all lectures and workshops between November 2014 – August 2015 is mandatory to the program.
Please refer to this page for all speakers’ bios and the latest schedule of events
HOW TO APPLY?
2. Complete application form
3. Send all of the above, with your CV with subject ‘APPLICATION-ENCOUNTER’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: 13th September 2014
If succeeded, you will be notified by email between from 30th September 2014
Confirmed speakers for November 2014 – August 2015:
Film director; writer and actor; The Philippines
Writer; editor; Prof. Centre for the Study of Developing Societies; co-founder of Sarai, India
Writer; journalist and DJ; founder of ‘Chimurenga’ – an award winning pan-African literary magazine, South Africa
Architect and urbanist; co-founder of Rujak Center for Urban Studies; Indonesia
Independent curator; essayist and consultant in cultural policy; France/Senegal
The board of advisors who adjucates the Open Call consists of:
MFA, co-founder of Vietnam Art Foundation – VNFA , Los Angeles, Chairman of Sàn Art
Entrepreneur, lecturer, author, General Director of T&A Ogilvy, Chairman of Blue Productions
PhD, researcher, lecturer of Cross-Cultural Management at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
This opportunity is free of charge.
For further information and/or inquiry, you may refer to the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ sheet) above, or email email@example.com with subject ‘Inquiry: Encounter’. We will try best to accommodate your inquiry.
Look forward to hearing from you!