Artivism: Building Sustainable Communities and Networks

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Artivism: Building Sustainable Communities and Networks

This public dialogue session by RakanKL and Petaling Street Community Arts Project (PSCAP) aims to raise awareness on how we can all find the right balance between the state's and private capital's claim to development versus a community's right to a sustainable and harmonious environment. This is in light of local communities coming severely under threat by unregulated development and urbanisation.

Present at the session will be representatives from local arts and urban advocacy organisations such as Rumah Air Panas (RAP), Urbanify and Sasaran Art Association as well as visiting members of the Japan-based Asahi Arts Festival and The Japan Foundation of KL (JFKL). These presenters will have ten to 15 minutes to share their visions and projects initiated to achieve them. The dialogue will conclude with an open Q&A session with the audience. Visitors may also help contribute to the initiatives through purchasing merchandise at the various booths on site.

The talk will be conducted in English and Chinese, with English and Japanese translations.