Arts and Culture

The SEED Project at the University of Bologna is actively engaged in the organization of Korean Art and Culture performances, in cooperation with other well-established institutions in the Department of Arts such as “La Soffitta” and “DAMSLab”,  in order to disseminate Korea-related activities and to involve the academic and local communities at large.

These activities meet the interests of students and academics from the Department, who focus on artistic disciplines, and of the local community at large, creating a positive effect for the visibility and dissemination of the project activities to attract interested people toward Korean Studies and the Korean culture more in general.

The SEED Project for Korean Studies at the University of Bologna has helped to strengthen the cultural dialogue between Korea and Italy.

 Event on 23 March 2022 (First Year of Project):

DALLA COREA ALL'ITALIA: incontro con la violoncellista Kyung mi Lee 

“From Korea To Italy”: meeting with South Korean cellist Kyung-mi Lee


The Korean cellist Kyung mi Lee, who graduated with full marks and honors from the "Conservatory of Music of S. Cecilia" in Rome and at the "National Academy of S. Cecilia" and winner of a great number of international awards, has been invited to UNIBO for a talk and music performance with Professor Anna Scalfaro (Department of Arts, UNIBO) about her artistic and musical path between Korea and Italy.

The meeting has been enriched by musical moments in which Kung mi Lee's cello has been accompanied on the piano by Anna Scalfaro.

Event on 6 May 2022 (First Year of Project):

2022 Korea, Arirang

Spettacolo di danza, canto popolare, percussioni e musica della tradizione coreana 


Traditional Korean dance, folk song, percussion and music show, expressing Korea's traditional performing arts. 


The show presents a various range of Korean traditional disciplines, such as the traditional string instruments gayageum, Byeongchang choirs, Namdo dances, folk sokgs, and traditional percussions.

The performers are young artists from the Arirang Art Troupe, a performing art company of the prestigious National Middle School of Traditional Korean Arts, an art institution devoted to the conservation and enhancement of the intangible treasures of the Korean cultural tradition.