[ASK-Y] Session 4: Why Can't We Understand Each Other?
The New Disruptors: Culture and Media
November 22, 2021 — Following our previous session, "Why is the Earth Sick? | The New Disruptors: Climate and Environment," Asia Society Korea held the the fourth session of our Asia Society Korea Youth (ASK-Y) program on culture, entertainment, and media. The session was hosted by Asia Society Korea Executive Director Yvonne Kim, with Bernie Cho, President of DFSB Kollective, Dr. Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development at Anant University, and Shinwha Hong, Researcher at the Center for Intangible Culture Studies (CICS), as guest speakers.
Moderated by Dylan Goh, a Bachelor of Commerce / Design at the University of New South Wales, and Claudine Ukubereyimfura, MA Candidate in China Studies at Beijing University, the discussion session was titled "Why Can't We Understand Each Other? | The New Disruptors: Culture and Media" as the panel probed culture as a moderating lens for relating to society and the world, and our behavior as individuals and nation-states.
Through the lived experiences of global emerging leaders and industry experts across the cultural heritage and the entertainment domains, the ASK-Y panel explores everything from the cultural success of BTS to the universality of ancestor worship to the power of intangible cultural heritage, spotlighting the unique role of youth as bridge builders for cultural exchanges and the importance of deep cultural empathy in cultivating global citizens.