Urban Residency: George Town, Penang Open Call

9 May 2013

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 colors 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-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 hello@betterciti.es by May 27th 2013.

Download the application form here.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact us at hello@betterciti.es.

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