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5 “GMAP” are the English initials of “Gwangju Media Art Platform.” Moreover, while “G” stands for “Gwangju,” “MAP” has the meaning Gwangju Dong-gu (East District) Office News of “mapping,” with the connotation of “drawing a map” and “applying image (media),” conveying Sharing the “Books in My Life” Event the “drawing of Gwangju’s future with media art.” The newly selected name contains the future- oriented vision and will of the cultural hub Gwangju as a cultural tourism resource that leads the city’s competitiveness through the convergence of art, industry, and education. The Dong-gu Humanities Center, newly born after remodeling an old house in Dongmyeong-dong, aims ▲ Construction site of the Gwangju Media Art Platform at to become a base for humanities and cultural activities Nam-gu’s Gu-dong, expected to open in March 2022. for Gwangju citizens. Those who love books are sure to (Photo: Naver Map) know many works. Among those numerous, must-know compositions, please select one special book in your life, fill GMAP, which will be built in Nam-gu’s Gu- out the reason for the selection’s importance, and share it dong with two basement floors and three above- with the Dong-gu Humanities Center. The recommended ground floors, will contain a creative space that books will be offered in the “Books in My Life” corner of the incorporates equipment to produce, experiment Dong-gu Humanities Center to be enjoyed by visitors. with, and implement images; an exhibition space How to participate in the “Books in My Life” event: where experimental and challenging media art 1. Select one book for the event. works will be displayed; and the Teleport Hall, 2. State the reason for your recommendation (a handwritten a UNESCO Media Art Creative City exchange message inside the book is preferred). space. 3. Submit the recommendation by mail or at the center. When GMAP opens in March, Gwangju is • Application period: January–March 2022 expected to add synergy as a creative media • Reception desk: Donggyecheon-ro 168-5, Dong-gu, art city in conjunction with the creation of a Gwangju, Dong-gu Humanities Center creativity belt that will be introduced in the Note: Please understand that copies of shared books cannot be spring. displayed. Accordingly, brand image integration that Benefits of participating in the “Books in My Life” event: conforms to the GMAP name will be developed 1. Priority in attending the Dong-gu Humanities Center’s programs as soon as possible. 2. Stationery and souvenir gift F ebruar Translated by Melline Galani. Inquiries Cho Dae-young (Program Director, Dong-gu Humanities Center) Mobile: 010-4660-5792 / Email: [email protected] y 20 Phone: 062-608-2175 (Dong-gu Humanities and Urban Policy Division) 2 2 202202.indd 5202202.indd 5 2022-01-24  1:25:112022-01-24  1:25:11

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