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Far Eastern International Forum for Architecture
Far Eastern International Forum for Architecture, which is held by Y. Z. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation, approaches architecture through diverse perspectives. The 2021 forum, History．Culture．Place, explored the profound and long-lasting imprints COVID-19 has left on this world as well as the reinterpretation of the relationship between oneself and the world during isolation. Working from home and studying from home have morphed beyond inevitable lifestyle changes. They also revolutionized the concept of place, boundary and center.
Far Eastern International Forum for Architecture invited 9 prominent artists and architectural scholars from Japan and Taiwan to explore the impacts of architectural design, urban planning and art on human lives through the perspectives of history, culture and landscape. Renowned architectural scholar Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama and architect Norihiko Dan shared their pre-recorded lectures and participated in the forum discussions online. The fruitful exchange broadened the students’ perspectives and elevated the cultural understanding and emphasis on architectural design among the public. The forum generated intellectual stimulations for Taiwan in the post-pandemic era. Chairman Douglas Tong Hsu, who has a strong penchant for art, praised the exceptional performance of the young artists at the event.
Another Win at Arts and Business Awards for Far Eastern Memorial Foundation
Far Eastern Memorial Foundation received Gold Award during the 15th Arts and Business Awards held by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs., the foundation also received Long-term Sponsorship Award, which is a special award, for sponsoring Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group. With the 2 latest wins, the foundation received a total to 9 Gold Awards, 1 Special Award and 2 Special Jury Awards from this event. The foundation provides long-term support to local art development. For 22 years, it has been supporting Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Foundation and Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group, devoting efforts in the innovation, promotion, production and legacy of traditional theaters. The foundation expressed the aspiration for Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group to persist and expand its performance, breathing new life into traditional theaters.
The foundation’s sponsorship for the two organizations began in 1999 through events such as Taipei Arts Festival and Far Eastern e-Art Festival, helping the theater group in its annual productions and tours around Taiwan. The foundation also introduced the campus arts program, making traditional Taiwanese performance art accessible for students with discounts. Among the performances sponsored by the foundation are Battle of Dragon City, the 90th anniversary performance, and The Song of Swords at Grand River.
In addition to Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group, the foundation also pays close attention to arts and cultural activities home and abroad and provides support over the years to local groups such as Wing Star Choir, Cloud Gate, the Ya-yin Ensemble and Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra. The foundation also sponsors Asian Cultural Council Taiwan Foundation Grant Program, which provides grants and fellowships to Taiwanese as well as U.S. artists, experts and scholars in programs that promote international visits, exchange and arts and cultural initiatives.