Everyone knows that Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai are booming – but which cities will challenge them when it comes to creativity, economic growth, entrepreneurship and innovation? Where will it all happen in 2025 or 2040? In this edition of the series Future Cities: the artistic revival of Yangon (Myanmar).
Through their work with the Future Cities project, photographer Yvonne Brandwijk and journalist Stephanie Bakker travelled to booming Yangon with the aim of discovering if Yangon on its way to becoming the cosmopolitan city it was before the military regime? Is Yangon, what is considered the New York of Asia, attracting artists and intelligentsia from all over the world? In order to discover this, they spoke to artists, curators and cultural entrepreneurs. They had conversations about what their lives are like, how do they feel now and how different is the situation compared to five years ago? Also, most importantly, how do they envision the future of Yangon. During this event Yvonne and Stephanie will share their stories, show photos and short documentaries and we will also hear from other experts on the topic.
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