School Visits 2011
Grand Prize 2011: ANG Choulean
- September 16, 2011 (13:30-16:00)
- Fukuoka Prefectural Jonan High School
- About 800 Students
Prof. Ang began his speech in front of about 800 students by admitting this was the first time to speak in front of so many people.He discussed his experiences, beginning with French education in a homeland where the vestige of French colonial rule still remained, then his recognition of the significance of learning about his own culture in his own language.He appealed to the listening students to respect their own language and culture more.In the Q&A session, he was asked what one can do for the future, and replied “First, make yourself better. Each person contributes to the strength of the nation.” Student questions covered a broad range, from Cambodian and French culture to Japan and ethnology.
Academic Prize 2011: CHO Dong-il
- September 16, 2011 (15:40～17:10)
- Fukuoka Prefectural Shuyukan High School
- About 100 Students
Prof. Cho spoke on literature and art, describing how he abandoned his dreams of becoming an artist to instead study Korean literature at the university. “Research into Korean literature is severe, and demands unusual effort,” he warned, stressing that his profession is a difficult discipline. He also mentioned that as an amateur, however, he still enjoys creating works of art, telling the students to enjoy the delights of free expression, without being restricted by a classification of “profession.”
His talk was followed by a Q&A session. When asked if he regretted not pursuing his goal of becoming an artist, he replied that he could paint as much as he liked now, and had no regrets. He ended by advising students to walk, see, and actively seek out new opportunities even as high school students.
Arts and Culture Prize 2011: Niels GUTSCHOW
- September 16, 2011 (14:00-15:30)
- Fukuoka Futaba Junior and Senior High School
- About 1300 students
Prof. Gutschow entered to applause from about 1300 students and a welcome in German, launching the event with a friendly mood. Student MCs managed the event in fluent English and German. Prof. Gutschow described how to traveled to Myanmar to become a monk after graduating high school, worked as a miyadaikusan in Japan and more, emphasizing the important of knowing more about the world and personal experience. He advised students to strive to enjoy a new world thoroughly, and to seek encounters with new people. “Visit other countries while you are young. I learned at a young age not to resist other ways of doing things, but to embrace them,” he explained.
When asked what the most important thing about architecture is, he replied “Humility, trustworthiness, and respecting other people, your profession, and gods.”
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