What is Living Arts City?
Living Arts City is an interdisciplinary practicum linking multiple courses and events at The New School created to provide an intellectual context for Season of Cambodia, a major international arts festival taking place in New York City. During April and May of 2013, over 125 Cambodian performing and visual artists will fill New York City’s stages, screens, galleries, and public spaces as part of a multi-disciplinary festival, Season of Cambodia, produced by Phnom Penh-based non-profit organization Cambodian Living Arts in partnership with New York’s most vibrant cultural institutions, such as BAM, the Joyce Theater, the Film Society at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rubin Art Museum and the Asia Society. The festival will be a unique pedagogical opportunity for New School students and faculty to contribute to ongoing discussions about arts education and production, design and city development, and urban life in direct dialogue with Cambodian and New York artists, curators and cultural institutions participating in the festival. The Living Arts City practicum received support from The New School Innovations in Education Fund for the academic year 2012-2013.