DOOSAN Humanities Theater 2023: Age, Age, Age
Apr.03.2023 ~ Jul.10.2023
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Mon 7:30 p.m.
DOOSAN Humanities Theater
DOOSAN Humanities Theater brings together sociological, humanities and artistic imagination on humans and society. Each year, a theme is selected to be discussed in a variety of ways, including performances, exhibitions, lectures, and artist talks. Past subjects include ‘Big History’, ‘The Age of Distrust’, ‘Exception, Mutation, or Abnormality on the Borders’, ‘New Imagination on the Extended Territory’, ‘Conflict’, ‘Altruist’, ‘Apartment Nation’, ‘FOOD’, ‘Fairness’. The theme for 2023 is “Age, Age, Age”.
Age, Age, Age
COVID-19 was more cruel to the elderly. Seniors had a higher fatality rate than younger people, and many were forced into isolation, where they couldn’t receive care. This isolation refers not only to physical solitude, but also psychological neglect. Although COVID–19 has rekindled discussions about the elderly, the aging population has long been an issue in our society.These changes challenge existing rules. Balance and harmony seem to be creating divisions and conflict. The traditional belief that older people’s wisdom contributes to the community and that looking after our elders brings prosperity to our descendants, no longer seems valid. The generational conflict between the old and the young is not temporary, but rather will pose problems for a long time to come. Aging is an important subject not only
at a personal level but also for society at large. In this situation, it is only natural that we ask ourselves, “What is age?” To come to an agreement, we must first understand age. For as long as we are alive, age will always be an issue. At a certain point in our development, we long to be older, while at other times, we want to avoid it. The complex nature of aging arises solely because it is the sum of our objective values and subjective experiences. In this regard, “age” continues to “aging” and “generation” and expands to “population,” “caregiving,” and “technology.” This realm cannot exclude “conflict” and “social problems.” DOOSAN Humanities Theater 2023 intends to evaluate age and find wisdom. It’s the wisdom of people of different ages coming to together to hold hands and the wisdom to embrace all ages equally in a person’s life. Isn’t life better when filled with reconciliation, rather than regret? This is why “age” is connected through animosity and forgiveness.
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