Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8:00PM Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

Future Cities #2: Yangon

What can Europe learn from cities like Yangon, Myanmar?
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8:00PM
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179 , 1019 HC Amsterdam
Free admission, reservation required

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).

Future Cities #2: Yangon - Speakers

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.

© Yvonne Brandwijk

Learn more about the program and register here.

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