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Cooler Lumpur Festival 2017

This year’s festival offers an exciting mix of workshops, art, food and film and performances.

by / Published: 15 Aug 2017

Cooler Lumpur Festival 2017
Photo: Cooler Lumpur Festival/Facebook

Don’t miss the action at the fifth edition of Southeast Asia’s very own festival of ideas, the Cooler Lumpur Festival. Taking the theme ‘Notes From The Future’, the event line-up reflects a mixture of social, technological, cultural and political ideas mirroring the present and the future. 

This annual multidisciplinary festival is curated by the British Council Malaysia, the Goethe-Institut, and the US Embassy in partnership with PopDigital; and brings writers, artists and innovators together to inspire conversations and stories. 

Festival highlights include: 

  • The White Mask Visual Art Exhibition (curated by Sharmin Parameswaran, Interpr8 Art Space)
    14 to 22 August 
    This art exhibition portrays a world overtaken by advanced technology with programmable graffiti, self-replicating urban architecture, religion control by nanobots, and more; inspired by Zedeck Siew’s ‘The White Mask’, a short story from the CYBERPUNK: MALAYSIA anthology.
  • Journalism Campus
    18 to 20 August
    The current state of journalism  and topics like fake news, social media and others are explored through a series of talks by Malaysian and international journalists. 

Check out these kid-friendly activities at the Cooler Lumpur Festival:

  • Cooler Lumpur Junior 
    12 August, 19 – 20 August
    A session featuring storytelling sessions, comic drawing workshops, and even a play area on festival grounds to keep the little ones entertained.
     
  • The Food Fringe Festival
    17 August
     A thoughtful celebration of food and camaraderie, featuring delicacies prepared by migrant communities in Malaysia.     

Details

Address: Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-7733 9200
Website: www.coolerlumpur.com


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