Peace Symposium London 2022

External event

Tuesday 6 December, 2022
1:00pm GMT - 5:00pm GMT

Peacemaking at the Intersection of Culture, Art, and Nature

Professor Simon Kaner will be taking part in a session on the theme of “Re-imagining Peace at the Intersection of Architecture, Art, and Nature” at the Japan Institute’s Peace Symposium London 2022.

More information on the symposium below:

Japan Institute is the global cultural initiative of Portland Japanese Garden, created to facilitate and inspire conversations about peace, art, and the human relationship with the natural world.

Their public Peace Symposia series features leaders from numerous cultural, intellectual, and diplomatic fields, coming together to discuss the evolving role of public spaces as the platform for peacebuilding and community engagement.

  • Date: Tuesday, December 6th
  • Time: 1:00-5:00pm GMT
  • Location: Guildhall (Great Hall)
  • Address: Gresham Street, London, UK

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*Program details are in-process of being confirmed. Please check the Japanese Garden website for the latest information. 

Opening Session Speakers

  • Opening remarks by Steve Bloom, CEO, Japan Institute of Portland Japanese Garden
  • Keynote speech by Kjersti Fløgstad, Nobel Peace Center Director
  • Congratulatory address by Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, Japan (via Video)

Session 1: “Migrations: The Global Phenomenon of Japanese Garden Forms and Their Social and Horticultural Impacts“

Presentation by Shiro Nakane on “Japanese Gardens Today in Ukraine and Russia & Commissioned Poetry Reading by Victoria Adulkwei Bulley and a selection of Young Poets Network winners (The Poetry Society)


Session 2: “Re-imagining Peace at the Intersection of Architecture, Art, and Nature”

Closing remarks by Steve Bloom

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