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Sa., 25. Mai


Utoro Peace Memorial Museum

Utoro Forum 2024 | ウトロ・フォーラム 2024

Toward the Utoro Art Festival 2025 ウトロ芸術祭2025に向けて Migration, Habitation, and Hope - Life between Lands and Continents 移動、暮らし、希望

Utoro Forum 2024 |  ウトロ・フォーラム 2024
Utoro Forum 2024 |  ウトロ・フォーラム 2024

Zeit & Ort

25. Mai 2024, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT+9

Utoro Peace Memorial Museum, Utoro-51-43 Isedachō, Uji, Kyoto 611-0043, Japan

Über die Veranstaltung

Board Member : HAGIWARA Hiroko, KIM Sufan, Rebecca JENNISON, SHIMADA Yoshiko, Steffi RICHTER, YOO Jae-Hyun

NAKAMURA Il-song 中村一成 (Journalist)

Sven SAALER (FES, Sophia University)

PEK Rum, 白凛 (ZAHPA)

KIDA Emiko 喜多美子 (Otani University)

Utoro Forum Time Plan

13:00 Welcome Greeting Utoro KWAK Jinwoong 郭辰雄 代表 / Moderator KIM Sufan 金秀煥

13:10 Pungmul (Welcome Music) Utoro Nongakdae (Farm Band)

13:20 NAKAMURA Il-song ,中村一成 (Journalist)

13:50 Sven SAALER (Sophia University)

14:10 Break

14:30 PEK Rum, 白凛 (ZAHPA)

14:50 KIDA Emiko 喜多恵美子 (Otani University)

15:10 Break

15:30 Final Discussion

16:10 Get Together Final Music Show KWAK Jeong-Hoon (Funi) 郭正勲

16:30 Pungmulpae Dunum & Pungmul Utoro Nongakdae (Farm Band)

17:00 End

Organizer 主催

Utoro Peace Memorial Museum ウトロ平和祈念館

Cooperation 協力

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Art5 e.V. ドイツArt5芸術協会, Iskra21 イスクラ21, KIN 地球同胞連帯, Korean women's group in Germany, Japanese Women's Initiative Berlin, Northeast Asian History Foundation, Pungmulpae Dunum, Incheon Jobarte, Bupyeong Pungmul Festival


This exhibition project is inspired by the struggles of people who left their homeland and created a community in Utoro, Kyoto, to build a new life there. Artworks that renew our gaze are gathered here to give hope to countless others who are part of the great migration that is continuing around the globe.Eight billion people live on the planet Earth. Of these, 89 million have been forced to leave their original home or country and live in other lands. Of the 89 million, 27 million are refugees, 4.6 million are asylum seekers and 53 million are internally displaced persons (UNHCR, statistics 2021-2022). The causes of forced displacement vary including wars, civil conflict and natural disasters, or major accidents such as factory explosions, and chemical contamination of water sources; ethnic exclusion, failed economic policies, and maladministration cause further impoverishment and the widening of the North-South economic gap, leading to more waves of migration. In addition to the clearly discernible and arbitrary migration shown in these statistics, we know that there has been a great deal of voluntary migration in search of a 'better life' in the modern era, from the late 19th century to the present day.In other words, moving to and living in other lands have become shared experiences for many people for well over 100 years. This experience of migration creates gaps between life in the destination, the deracination from the place of origin, and the ‘rooting’ of the next generation born in the new land. The people new to the land might see possibilities there to pave the way for new communities, but they might face obstacles that prevent them from doing so. Migration is a source of hope and suffering.Through this forum and exhibition, we will ask how the global phenomenon of migration—both forced or unavoidable and voluntary, to build new lives in distant lands—has changed and will continue to change in the future of this planet of eight billion people.



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