In 2011, #BetterKL and our sister site, Poskod.my, co-organised a free public talk series, Poskod Talks, highlighting ideas, insights and individuals contributing to a better Kuala Lumpur. The monthly talk series aimed to create an open and critical platform to discuss relevant issues of social, cultural and urban importance to Kuala Lumpur — its city and community.
The talk series was hosted in different neighbourhoods (postcode areas) highlighting diverse themes on urban living, environment and engagement.
Throughout 2012, Poskod Talks had showcased projects and individuals mapping the city, organising community projects, rejuvenating neighbourhoods, rethinking art and design for social good, et. al.
Past speakers included Henrietta Thompson (editor-at-large Wallpaper*), writer/researcher Sali Sasaki (previously from UNESCO Creative Cities), urbanist Marco Kusumawijaya (RUJAK Centre for Urban Studies in Jakarta), architects Karsten Vollmer (Foster + Partners), Kevin Mark Low (smallprojects), Ng Seksan (Seksan Design), Nani Kahar (labDNA), Lillian Tay (Veritas).
Since the launch of #BetterCities, we have re-branded Poskod Talks to #BetterCities Talk Series. From 2013 onwards, #BetterCities will be organising a new talk series every quarter, on the last Saturday of the month.
For videos of the talk series, please visit our Youtube channel.