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This school year, Casa Àsia and the Directorate of Citizens and Immigration' Rights of the Barcelona City Council have carried out the project "Learning. Connected families" in some schools. This project consists of forming linguistic couples of young volunteers who teach an adult or young member of their family who wants to learn./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/050/144/original/families_en__xarxa_web.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/50144.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
Casa Asia offers a new training adapted service for companies and professionals that need to do business with and in Asia and the Pacific, the most dynamic market and the area of greatest influence and global economic growth. Therefore, there are more and more companies that add Asian markets in their internationalization strategies. Casa Asia's Department of Economy and Business, through its network of experts, organises these courses to provide knowledge, tools and resources so companies that want to approach the main Asian markets have more possibilities for success.
More information at: https://www.casaasia.eu/economia/servicios/swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/048/482/original/inhouse1_web.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/48482.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
During the visit of a Myanmar delegation for details on the Spanish transition to Casa Asia, we interviewed Dr. Sui Khar, the chief negotiator of the Chin National Front ( CNF ) with the government of Myanmar for bilateral agreements and secretary of JMC, Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Comitee./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/048/092/original/myanmar_laultimaaaaa_web.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/48092.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
Casa Asia, the Department of Citizen Rights and the Deparment of Immigration of Barcelona City Council, together with a Xixa Teatre present the performances and intercultural debates of the previous editions of the Intercultural Forum Theatre Classroom with the purpose to discuss issues regarding stereotypes, rumours and intercultural coexistence in the city./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/046/631/original/video_Marina_2016_TF_CA_definitiu_.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/46631.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
El pasado miércoles 18 de febrero, la asamblea de la Asociación Catalana de Críticos de Arte otorgó el Premio ACCA 2014 de Promoción del arte catalán en el extranjero a Casa Asia, por su producción "Languages and Aesthetics of Spanish Video Arte: Ten Years of Critical Practices", comisariada por Menene Gras Balaguer./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/042/216/original/prueba7_web.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/42216.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
Casa Asia Film Week (CAFW) returns to Barcelona. From the 12th to the 16th of November Cinemes Girona will host this contest with the best Asian cinema of the latest years. More than 40 films, mostly unknown, will allow to get to know the current cinema that is distributed outside commercial circuits and, at the same time, to make a realistic portray of the Asian societies of the 21st century.
Casa Asia's Bamboo School, l'Eixample City Council, Traders' Association Eix Fort Pienc and Fort Pienc Library have organized this project that through poetry has brought children, teachers and traders of the neighbourhood together in March and April 2014, enjoying poetry, building the neighbourhood and contributing to improve social cohesion./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/039/265/original/POEMES_QUE_ENS_APROPEN_VER.3_1_.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/39265.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
The Indian Europe Foundation for New Dialogues (FIND) and Casa Asia organised an encounter with the Indian writer Samhita Arni to discuss literature in modern India. When she was eight, Samhita Arni started writing and illustrating her first book, The Mahabharata - A Child’s View, which was on to be published in seven languages editions and sold 50,000 copies worldwide. This time she is presenting her latest novel, The missing queen, a speculative-fiction mythological thriller, that has been published by Penguin (Viking) and Zubaan.
Interview with Iranian artist Mojé Assefjah about his solo exhibition at the Gallery + R of Barcelona, in which Casa Asia collaborates .
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Casa Asia has interviewed Jung Chang, author of the acclaimed novel Wild Swans, after writing his new book Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, a recently published book about the life of Empress realizes that not only his political brilliance, but also moves the reader to the corners of his splendid Summer Palace and the harem of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Scenarios of what's beautiful and sad: Japanese Garden as text and landscape. This multidisciplinary proposal evolved around the fact that Japanese gardens can be considered the equivalent to a haiku in three dimensions, without stopping being a space of knowledge and representation of an archetypical world.
Interview with Sherman Ong, filmmaker from Malaysia who lives in Singapore and has vast experience in the field of visual arts, photography, video and film, and has received several international awards. Casa Asia has organised a film series of his work./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/031/834/original/entrevista_sherman_ongWEB.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/31834.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
Unit Asia, Asia Fusion Jazz is Asia's current jazz band. Their fusion not only concerns their mixture of musical genres (jazz, pop or rock), but also the diversity in the band's roots, as it is formed by three musicians from Japan, one from Malaysia and one from Thailand.
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The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China and is celebrated by more than 1,300 million people worldwide. In Spain, Chinese communities living in different cities will participate in the festivities which begin on February 10, 2013 (the year 4711)./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/030/958/original/SpotA_oNuevoOK_web.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/30958.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
En el sólido estudio La India. Retrato de una sociedad, Sudhir Kakar, considerado por Le Nouvel Observateur uno de los 25 pensadores de mayor relevancia del mundo, y la antropóloga Katharina Kakar investigan la naturaleza de la «indianidad», esa unidad que subyace en la gran diversidad de la India, más allá de las diferencias étnicas o sociales./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/030/916/original/Sudhir_Kakar_render_final_WEB.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/30916.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on the 8th of August 1967 with the purpose to turn the region into a stable and prosperous area and with an equitable and sustainable economic development. This conference made the current development of the economy of ASEAN countries known, as well as the opportunities offered by the region for Spanish companies.
Casa Asia presents the first exhibition by Chiharu Shiota (Osaka, 1972) in Barcelona, with a proposal regarding several installations, drawings and videos, which are integrated in a unique project at its headquarters.
Song: The Belle grove Affair by Tom Fahy
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The purpose of this conference was to identify the main investment oppotunities offered by Australia; to explain the conditions of the entrance process, financing formulas, possible tenders and other key legal, administrative and fiscal aspects for the investment of Spanish companies, as well as to present the strategic plan of New South Wales regarding infrastructures./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/027/899/original/2012_06_12_Oportunidades_Australia_WEB.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/27899.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
Is there a universal language in the kitchen? How much information does gastronomy give us of a place? Is it possible to have a good biriyani in Barcelona, or are the environmental factors –often intangible– inherent in a specific cuisine (cultural, climatic, biological, etc.) determinant in the flavour and experience of every meal? Which are the current tendencies of haute cuisine? Is there a gastronomic tourism?
For a year and a half, Burma/Myanmar has been the scenario of a process of political opening that has awakened hop among the Burmese population. However, even if the progress has been clear, there are still doubts about the final result of this new orientation and about the real changes the current government, inheritor of the former military junta, is prepared to make.
Interview with Jean-François Huchet, Professor of Economics at the School of Chinese Studies, about the new leading team that will succeed Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao in the party elections in Autumn 2012, and possible changes in the content of the economic and political programme.
The Ramuni Paniker Trust Foundation, named after the philosopher's father and thinker Raimon Panikkar, is a non-profit-making foundation that aims to become a dialogue space to promote an exchange network between people, groups and institutions of south India and Spain. To carry it out, it includes a scholarship programme for students of economically needy families from south India so they can be trained professionally and receive high education.
Interview with the artist Shimabuku in Casa Asia owing to his visit to Barcelona for the opening of the exhibition "Leaves swim", which includes his last works, in the gallery NoguerasBlanchard.
Casa Asia, with the support of the Japan Foundation, organised a special activity programme owing to the first anniversary of the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that devastated the Northeastern coast of Japan on the 11th of March 2011.
On the 20th of March 2012 the new year is celebrated in many countries of the western region of Asia. Persian origin, Nowruz is celebrated by more than 400 million people from Central Asia, great part of the Southern Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey and the Chinese region of Xinjiang. The main purpose of the celebration is to welcome spring with a renovation will, cleaning and harmony among people. This feeling is very strong and during the wars a ceasefire was organised to celebrate Nowruz with a banquet.
Entrevista a uno de los arquitectos chinos más reconocidos internacionalmente, Ma Yansong, en su visita a España. Casa Asia acogió las entrevistas durante la estancia del arquitecto a raiz de dos conferencias organizadas por la revista Future Arquitecturas en Las Escuelas de Arquitectura de LaSalle de la Universidad Ramon Llull de Barcelona y de la Universidad Europea de Madrid UEM./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/023/837/original/2012_03_09_Ma_Yansong_arquitecte_WEB.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/23837.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
Casa Asia, with the support of the Japan Foundation, organises a special activity programme owing to the first anniversary of the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that devastated the Northeastern coast of Japan on the 11th of March 2011. Among programmed activities an international symposium for journalists and IT professionals, roundtables, a family session and a documentary series will be held. All the information at: www.casaasia.es/conjapon
Casa Asia presented in New Delhi the programme "New Urban Cultures ", after the successful editions held in Tokyo (2009) and Seoul (2010). This edition, organised by Casa Asia jointly with the Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, was made up of tendencies and different characters and strengthened the relations between Indian and Spanish well known artists and creators. It was also a way to display the gastronomy, fashion, videogames, sport, music, design and cinema currently made in Spain.
This exhibition brings together works designed by artists, writers, filmmakers and journalists with a speech on the diasporic and multicultural city, the difficult conditions of life of its inhabitants and the rapid changes experienced in the past two decades because of its rapid economic and population growth.
Central Asia has acquired international relevance in the last two decades due to the richness of natural and energetic resources of its land.
Countries such as China or India establish strategies to manage to consolidate certain resources in order to maintain some economic growth rates that challenge the global crisis.
In this interview, Michael Denison, Director of Research at Control Risks (London), approaches the international situation of the region, its relationship with Spain and its economic future.
Casa Asia Award 2011 was granted to the NGO Sisters in Islam for its strong commitment to promoting the rights of women in the Muslim world. The award was presented by the Government's former Vice President Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, in a ceremony hosted by the journalist Rosa Maria Calaf and the General Director of Casa Asia, Juan Jose Herrera de la Muela.
The festival has counted around 17.000 people at the 2011 edition. Generally, a public of all ages interested in discovering the richness and diversity of Asian cultures has shown great interest in their participation in all of the performances and activities. After 10 years of life, the festival has remained faithful in its purpose of approaching citizens the cultural and artistic diversity, as well as the lifestyle of Asian countries. For this, it has been consolidated as a unique platform in all the country devoted to contemporary and traditional stage arts of the region of Asia and the Pacific./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/022/483/original/2012-01-30_Festival_asia_logo_2012_YT.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/22483.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true
On the 16th of December 2011 the city of Zhanaozen, southeast Kazakhstan, was the scenario of confrontations between the police and workers of the oil sector that were in a demonstration to demand an improvement of their work and salary conditions. The demonstrations had been going on for months but the information did not reach national and international media until the confrontation with the police began. This is the first time in 10 years that this kind of incident occurs in Kazakhstan. The researcher at SciencesPo (Paris) Adrien Fauve has closely followed the events of Zhanaozen and answers about the reach of the riots.
Jean D’Cunha, Asesora Global en Género y Migración de UNIFEM (ONU Mujeres) apoya la celebración del II Encuentro de Mujeres Asiáticas y Españolas, destacando la importancia de la colaboración entre ONU Mujeres y la Red de Mujeres Asiáticas y Españolas no solo para promover la igualdad de género en todos los niveles, sino también para lograr el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres./swf/player.swf?videourl=/media/asset_publics/resources/000/027/770/original/2011_11_07_Encuentro_mujeres_-_Jean_D_Cunha_WEB.mp4&fotourl=/keyframes/27770.jpg&barcolor=99C1FD&streaming=true