ASEAN Flavours, Arts, Designs And Sounds At The Opening Weekend Of GTF

Rachel Yeap
August 12, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 29 – The opening weekend of GeorgeTown Festival (GTF) continues with generous ASEAN flavours, arts, designs and sounds. AEAN Design Forum was happening at Bangunan U.A.B. here this morning. It brings together the best creative-design minds in Southeast Asia. The day-long forum was supported by ThinkCity and Southeast Asian Creative Cities Network. 

The list of speakers include the co-founder of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum Eric Bunnag Booth, co-founder of all (zone) Rachaporn Choochuey, founder of womenswear label Ong Shunmugam, Priscilla Shunmugam, multi-awarded furniture designer and manufacturer Kenneth Cobonpue, and editor of CRAFTED Sali Sasaki. This informative and illuminating nexus of ideas will delves into the status quo and future of design, space-making, the creative industries, and other similar topics. 

The renowned photographer and photojournalist Jimmy Nelson’s imagery exhibition will draw visitors into an immersive visual experience of thelivelihood of vanishing communities and cultures across the globe. Titled ‘Before They Pass Away’, the moment-long exhibition is a reminder of the drastic homogenising forces of a globalising world.  A talk about Nelson’s book will be conducted by the man himself on July 30.

Macam-Macam Asean, also happened at the Penang state museum on Macalister Road tomorrow and Sunday. It is a market that features a craft and creative market, a tattoo studio, barber shop, live musical performances, wayang kulit, local puppet performance and more. The two-day fun event is an all-ages showcase line with this year’s festival’s Southeast Asian focus and the entrance is free. — PN

 

290717 - George Town Festival 2017 - ASEAN DESIGN FORUM (29 July 2017)

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