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.



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  • I’m not sure, for sure.
    Still I’m not sure of what I’ve achieved in these four months. I joined the class with no idea. I thought I want to test something different of what I’m used to, and so I did. It could be said
  • reflcetions
      The power of Art It’s difficult describe what Global Exchange and the New York experience gave to me. Throughout the eyes of the Cambodian Artist, their passion, their specific works, their stories, I learnt more about Cambodia and I
  • #BeyondtheExchange
    One of the first things that you hear about the education at The New School is how much of that learning happens outside of the classroom in the “laboratory” that is New York City. As a student, you spend so
  • A smile is a smile in Phnom Penh and New York
    A series of moments that resulted in intimate and at times emotional discussions about art, design and urban life ranging from personal experiences lived, to collective ones shared by all of us. Experiences that will forever change all of our
  • My Buddy and Me.
    My buddy and me. I felt a heaviness of responsibility through much of this course. I felt that heaviness the most the night before I first met Kanitha Tith. I stayed up nearly all night to finish the user guide

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