Färgfabriken har varit på plats i Yangon, Burma/Myanmar, sedan år 2013 och följt en process som öppnat upp för samtal mellan beslutsfattare och allmänheten.

I december 2017 var vi tillbaka i Yangon för att tillsammans med Myanm/art genomföra konferensen Yangon Downside Up! på temat kommunikation. Hur kan viktiga frågor kring exempelvis stadens identitet och kulturarv, miljöfrågor, offentliga rum kommuniceras till allmänheten och till beslutsfattare?

Färgfabriken deltog samtidigt i en aktivitet där en av de större gatorna i centrum stängdes av under en dag i gatufestivalen Car-Free Bank Street Fair: Reimagining Yangon's Streets, med både utställningar, uppträdanden, spel, lekar och workshops.

I Myanmar Times kan du läsa en artikel om den bilfria dagen.


Yangon Downside Up! By New Urban Topologies

This program featured multiple sites and discussions, a workshop, street fair and partnerships with some of the cities most exciting and influential organizations like Doh Eain, Bikes in Yangon, and more.
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Guests from Phnom Penh came to Yangon to share their own experiences working in an ever changing city, and joned New Urban Topologies for an exciting series of discussions, meals, activities and presentations. Let’s Change Yangon for the better with the interest of citizens at its core!

Car-free Bank Street Fair: Re-imagining Yangon's Streets

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Doh Eain, the Yangon Heritage Trust and New Urban Topologies present:
Car-Free Bank Street Fair: Reimagining Yangon's Streets is a half day fair on December 9 to engage residents, street users and the broader Yangon community in re-imagining Bank Street and explore urban issues and solutions more broadly. Guests could join fun activities to promote open and welcoming city streets for public use! The program featured exhibitions, skate boarding performances, BMX performances, biking, street art, creative urban design workshops, a giant chess game, table tennis and much more! In anticipation of ongoing redesign activities of Bank Street, various new lay-out designs and prototypes for urban furniture was also presented.

Supported by the Heritage Kempinski Hotel and Fargfabriken