We Make Yangon - Talk Series

In this series curated by Doh Eain, people from Myanmar and the region will present ‘placemaking’ ideas and initiatives that improve the city and the lives of its residents. The series seeks to connect Yangon more deeply to the global movement of community centred urban design and placemaking, discuss how co-design with communities and placemaking can help build better cities, and create a platform where residents are inspired to get involved in positive actions. 

#1 - Designing Spaces for Social Interactions

The first talk in this series was about Designing Spaces for Social Interactions by the Danish Architect, Anne Marie Galmstrup from the design firm Galmstrup

#2 - Why Does Placemaking Matter?

The second talk in this series was about how Think City is rejuvenating George Town and Kuala Lumpur by improving shared spaces and activating them with events; and what the impact of these interventions are on the liveability of these cities. This short talk was followed by a Q&A session.

#3 - Screening the documentary "Citizen Jane: The Battle for the City"

In this third edition in the series We Make Yangon, we screened the documentary Citizen Jane: The Battle for the City (Matt Tyrnauer, 2016). Afterwards we had a short discussion about what we could learn from this documentary when it comes to the development of Yangon and other cities in Myanmar.