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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. www.gwangjunewsgic.com 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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