Part 1

EARS — Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions is a platform supporting creative industry collaboration between Europe and Asia. A place for creative professionals from different cultural settings to meet, connect and share ideas. EARS on Helsinki, took place on August 27–30 in YLE Pasila, catered a blend of keynotes, roundtables and networking sessions with topics ranging from virtual reality to Asia’s festival boom. Tailor-made sections are featured for design, music, performing arts, literature, marketing and media.

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Thursday morning, EARS on Helsinki 2015 Reception. Photo by Hemmo Rättyä


Part 2

EARS — Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions is a platform supporting creative industry collaboration between Europe and Asia. A place for creative professionals from different cultural settings to meet, connect and share ideas. EARS on Helsinki, took place on August 27–30 in YLE Pasila, catered a blend of keynotes, roundtables and networking sessions with topics ranging from virtual reality to Asia’s festival boom. Tailor-made sections are featured for design, music, performing arts, literature, marketing and media.

EARS Helsinki 2015 / Part 1. Stories continued…

Day 2 of EARS conference, I started my day with cup of coffee and croissant at Yle Pasila studio and then headed to the morning session ‘Spotlight on Performing Art Venues’. Anna CY Chan, Head of Artistic Development of West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong, Stuba Nikula, Cultural Director of City of Helsinki, Austin Wang, Director of Taipei Performing Arts Center, Lauri Törhönen, Chairman of the Board of Cable Factory and Keizo Maeda, Program director’s board, Promotion & marketing director of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre introduced art performing venues in their cities from 4 countries. Although I am not involved in performing arts, I have surely seen performing arts before which it was interesting to hear from people who are working in the fields and how performing venues are important to these arts. …

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JOANNE NH WONG

Visual Designer with a Thinking cap. Love cultural observation, language enthusiast. Currently: Exploring Service Design / Living in Helsinki, Finland

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