Date: Thursday, 31 May 2012
Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm (entry from 7.30pm)
Venue: Chatime Galleria @ Lot 10 (LTC/T4, Bintang Terrace)
The city is a creative space — a blank canvas. How is the new crop of movers and shakers in Kuala Lumpur shaping this creative space into a fertile ground for re-imagination, new innovation and continuous investment?
POSKOD TALKS invites five professionals to discuss how their day jobs is an exercise in place making — how their projects create vibrant spaces, nurture a strong sense of ownership, and shape our city into a better place with a shared vision in a community. Our city becomes a playground, a lab, a classroom — a project for them.
SU-ANN WONG, general manager and co-owner of Palate Palette
Su-Ann Wong was trained in Design at Goldsmith’s College in London, worked as a freelancer and in a creative studio before opening Palate Palette. Established in 2007, Palate Palette has since been home for a new brand of urban eclecticism and creativity, hosting numerous events, screenings and gigs. The space is pivotal in nurturing a unique subculture and an audience that is atypical from the usual Changkat Bukit Bintang scene.
SHYN YI CHEAH, lecturer, School of Architecture, Building and Design, Taylor’s University
Shyn Cheah studied Architecture at University of Melbourne. Since her return to Kuala Lumpur, she has been lecturing in the School of Architecture, Building and Design at Taylor’s University. Her interest is in the social aspects of design and art, how art and the built environment impacts and makes a significant shift in any community, society or nation.
YAP SAU BIN, specialist staff, Multimedia University
Yap Saubin is currently a specialist staff at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia. Yap is also a founding member of Rumah Air Panas Art Society [RAP], an artist collective based in Kuala Lumpur. His art practice encompasses conceptual work, installations, mapping projects, collaborations, performance and sporadic writings. Saubin’s works have been featured in numerous art biennales (Venice, Shen Zhen) and galleries (Galeri Petronas, Gertrude Art Space).
ANDREW T CRUM, Moments of Truth
Andrew Crum hails from Portland ‘City of Roses,’ Oregon. In 2007, he began Project Moments Of Truth, diving passionately into exploring the depths of the creative process and reconnecting with the people. He is an avid traveler, addicted to traveling the globe after IAC (International Art Camp) in Portland’s sister city Sapporo, Hokaiddo at the age of 11. Whenever he is not working his street art, he can be seen pulling shots of coffee at Artisan.
NADZIRAH HASHIM, “We’re All Mixed” project
Graduated with a BA in Politics from Queen Mary University of London, Nadzirah chose to leave the corporate world to become the founder of friendlyfashion.my – a community website for one to sell, swap or give away their preloved clothes, shoes and accessories. Responsible for external marketing and whacky ideas, Nadzirah enjoys spending her free time reading, hunting for good music and travelling.