Cultural Researches

Cultural Researches

RESEARCH TITLE:
How do people from different positions celebrate their landscapes and ways of living?

PUBLICATION:
Dao, C. T. (2015). How do people from different positions celebrate their landscapes and ways of living? [online]

ABSTRACT:
When the evening had not come yet, she was sitting on a bench in front of the civic centre. Wind blew a sudden blast into her face, but could not stop her from looking at the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, a sight that she was first in love with, as an outsider. Trees dropped their leaves again from her view that day. Staying in her terrace for years as an insider while she was counting every falling leaf for every melody from the song playing from her earphone every Sunday. Trees prepared for season, and to mark the winter maybe? How one treats herself as an insider or an outsider has very long been an axiom that many landscape architects, planners and designers have been discussing in both a way of seeing and a place of living. In this paper, we discover some of the influences that act as vital phenomena in a way why different people experience landscapes differently.

KEYWORDS:
imaginaries, conceptualising landscapes, planning and design, seeing and living, cultural paradigm research, phenomenology.

 


 

RESEARCH TITLE:
Future Fictions: Ghibli Orchestra

PUBLICATION:
Dao, C. T. (2015). Future Fictions: Ghibli Orchestra [online]

ABSTRACT:
Whether Andrew Giampa, an orchestral soloist from Philadelphia, said that emotions can be magnified and channelled when you perform on a stage (Giampa, 2011) or Emily Yeh, a concert audience from Portland mentioned“when you are performing in an orchestra, you are 100% living in the present” (Yeh, 2011), itis clear that playing music in a big space surely brings passion and emotion to not only the player but also the audience. What the world around us might look like in the near future even has long been an essential argument of imagination for creative people to discuss. This paper describes the concept, an early model of the prototype for the festival of Future Fictions which takes place in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in September of 2015.

KEYWORDS:
orchestra, Studio Ghibli, Spirited Away, entrepreneurship, fan, fan art, creative identity, soundtrack, musical narrative, bath house, visual-audio performance.

 

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