Are you interested in participatory urbanism? Are you passionate about improving shared public spaces? Do you believe creativity and collaboration can contribute to a better neighbourhood and city?

Wearing the colours of George Town Festival, #BetterCities launches its first project in George Town, Penang: Urban Residency (UrRe). UrRe is a weeklong urban action workshop that will take place between June 10th and 16th 2013 in George Town, Penang. Selected participants will design and build projects to transform overlooked public space into a more vibrant, responsive and liveable place.

Team #BetterCities has worked closely with local institutions and groups to devise a relevant design challenge, which will be disclosed on the first day of the workshop.

Selected participants will have room and board covered, a shared work space, as well as a budget for materials (travels to George Town, Penang not included). Participants are expected to get to George Town at their own expenses on June 9th 2013.

#BetterCities invites architects, designers and installation artists to apply. Please send your application form, portfolio and resumé to [email protected] by May 27th 2013.

Download the application form here.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

Urban Residency is a #BetterCities’ pilot project in George Town, Penang,
supported by the Embassy of Finland, Malaysia.