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At a Glance: What You Missed in Season 2

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Even as we roll out the third season of stories from the Think City Channel with a brand-new weekly schedule, here are trailers highlighting what you may have missed from Season 2. Charles Landry discusses the impact of digitisation on our cities, we speak to renowned dance veteran Joseph Gonzales about whether urbanisation is killing the dance industry, discover how Singapore is reinventing their parks and see how some of our Think City grant projects have shaped up!

 

THINK URBAN : THE DIGITIZED CITY

CHARLES LANDRY, author of The Digitized City, gives us a glimpse of how digitisation affects people and cities, and what it takes to create a sustainable, balanced city. (See trailer below)
 

 
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THINK ART & CULTURE : KL BY ME - YOUTHS WITH CAMERA SKILLS TELL HEARTWARMING STORIES OF THE CITY

KL by Me is an audiovisual literacy workshop for school students organised by PopDigital in partnership with Think City and sponsored by Citi Foundation. HARDESH SINGH, CEO of PopDigital gives us the lowdown on what the project aimed to achieve.
 

 
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THINK URBAN : A GUIDE TO THE CITY

Malaysian architect, ANG CHEE waxes lyrical about ‘the City’, that great construct of civilisation that goes back centuries. Both an ode to the City as we know it, and a lament on her evolution, he lists the most pertinent issues affecting our cities today.
 

 
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THINK ART & CULTURE : BRIDGING THE DANCE GAP

After almost two decades teaching dance, JOSEPH GONZALES founded the Ask Dance Company to create more opportunities for professional dancers and to share the art of dance with citizens. We speak to him about the state of dance in the country, how the light of traditional dance has diminished in the face of urbanisation, and how the act of dancing can make living in cities more bearable.
 

 
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FIKIR : LITERACITY - SASTERA URBANISASI


LiteraCity, a product of the Think City Grants Programme is a literary and culture-mapping project in Kuala Lumpur containing essays, interviews and photo essays providing contemporary perspectives and discourses into the literature of the city, particularly in Kuala Lumpur. We discuss the making of the book with project initiator, ZIKRI RAHMAN.
 
LiteraCity, sebuah hasil geran Think City, merupakan projek pemetaan sastera dan budaya di Kuala Lumpur. Buku ini mengandungi esei-esei, interviu dan esei foto yang memberi perspektif kontemporari dan diskusi yang melangkaui wacana sedia ada terhadap sastera kota, khususnya di Kuala Lumpur. Kami bincangkan serba sedikit tentangnya bersama ZIKRI RAHMAN, penggerak buku 'LiteraCity: Fragmen Sastera Kuala Lumpur'.
 

 

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THINK SOCIAL : UNRAVELLING THE SECRETS OF GREATER KUALA LUMPUR


Think City first engaged Propertypricetag.com in a research project to understand the characteristics of the people of KL and to discover what makes the city unique. This led to the culmination of a coffee table book, graphically representing the city and its quirks. CHA-LY KOH, author of ‘Secret Atlas of Greater Kuala Lumpur’ and CEO of Propertypricetag.com, gives us a closer look through the lens of Big Data.
 

 

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THINK SOCIAL : REINVENTING TELOK AYER PARK WITH PLACEMAKING


Shophouse & Co is a placemaking studio in Singapore that helps city agencies, companies and communities turn urban spaces into vibrant places for living, working, and playing. We speak to co-founder and director ADIB JALAL about transforming citizen’s perceptions and uses for Telok Ayer Park with their unique placemaking methods.

 

 
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WHAT'S NEW IN SEASON 3:

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Think Urban: Sustainable Building & the Use of Homegrown Organic Materials

Eleena Jamil discusses the processes of sustainable building with organic materials.

 

Zac Lee, The Rule of Law, 96 x 96 cm, oil on jute, 2016, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art

Think Art & Culture: SGFA on Malaysian Artists and its Holistic Art & Culture Weekend

Shalini Ganendra, founder of SGFA, tells us about the creative directions local artists are taking, how the arts landscape has evolved, and why the city needs its own Gallery Weekend.

 

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Think Urban: Singapore the Bus-sy City

Singapore aims for less cars on the road, boosting its bus service with Eau de Bus, green bus stops with books and easy-swipe payments.

Watch this space for more!

 

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