Where lies the future of art and of the city? Is this one global question, or many local questions? Is it a single issue for public discussion, or many issues to be confronted and resolved by each of us, separately, in the privacy of our homes? All of these perhaps – and our sense of how these questions fit together, is continually being transformed by the presence of the global electronic media. But I will suggest that it is the place from where we ask these questions that is as important as the direction of our answers. I am very grateful to the organisers of the Fukuoka Arts Festival and this International Artists Symposium for the opportunity to offer, from my personal perspective, some thoughts on these questions.