Sep 19–Oct 2, 2005

The Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin 2005

A new perspective - Country focus: Korea

International dialogue

The Asia-Pacific Weeks in Berlin (APW) have taken place biennially since 1997, when they were launched at the initiative of the Governing Mayor. The Senate Office is responsible for their co-ordination. The Republic of Korea will be the focus of the 5th Asia-Pacific Weeks from 19 September to 2 October 2005, following Japan in 1999, China in 2001, and India in 2003. As always, however, we welcome events spotlighting other countries of the Asian-Pacific region extending from Australia to Mongolia and from Japan to Pakistan.

The Asia-Pacific-Weeks present the Open air-event Nomadic Plaza and the closing concert with the Philippine singer and songwriter Grace Nono at the House of World Cultures and the exhibition project The Voice of Thunder.

The House of World Cultures presents as part of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks Spaces and Shadows, Contemporary Art from South East Asia and Performing Arts from Korea.

The APW's strong partners

The APW’s strategic partners, the Asia-Pacific Forum (APFB), the Technology Foundation Berlin (TSB) and the House of World Cultures (HKW) assist the Senate Office in planning and staging the Asia-Pacific Weeks.

The Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin (APFB)

The APFB arranges the events on economic issues and assists in preparing the science programme under the overall control of the TSB. A large number of companies and individuals have joined forces in the APFB European-Asian network, which attracts forward-looking potential from the business community and society at large, as well as from the fields of culture and science. In this way, it promotes a dialogue in the German capital with the countries in the Asian-Pacific region.

The House of World Cultures

The House of World Cultures (HKW) will be responsible for conceiving and co-ordinating the cultural side of the Asia-Pacific Weeks in 2005 in co-operation with the Senate Office as well as partners in Berlin and throughout the world. In line with the overall concept, the HKW invites Berlin cultural organisations as well as Asian embassies, associations and interest groups represented in Berlin to participate in the APW with their own cultural programmes. With its extensive international connections, the HKW contributes to the international networking of the project.

The Asia-Pacific Weeks are supported by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin (DKLB).