Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Cooler Lumpur Festival

Countdown to #FAST: 

PopDigital, British Council and BMW Group Malaysia

Southeast Asia’s first and only festival of ideas

Date: 20 – 22 June 2014
Venue: Publika, Solaris Dutamas

Kuala Lumpur, 3 June 2014 – The capital is set to become a nucleus of ideas and hub for creative exchange when creative media shop PopDigital, British Council and BMW Group Malaysia present #FAST: The Cooler Lumpur Festival between June 20 and 22 at Publika, Kuala Lumpur.

Last year, The Cooler Lumpur Festival’s inaugural edition, #WORD, celebrated the written and spoken word in all its forms. Founded upon the notion that words are the primary medium by which we transform the world around us, the festival aims to champion expression in all forms.

This year, The Cooler Lumpur Festival is proud to present #FAST. In expanding the scale and philosophy of the festival, #FAST will cast a wider net to include activities ranging from the abstract to the experimental, setting the agenda for Southeast Asia’s first ever festival of ideas; one that is powered by literature and the arts.

#FAST aspires to be a catalyst for Malaysia’s cultural conversation by gathering writers, artists, musicians and thinkers from around the world to create new connections as well as share and spread new ideas. It is rooted in the notion that the best way to fast-forward our cultural agenda is by sharing, engaging, and experimenting with new ideas.

“Our team has worked tirelessly to bring together the best minds for this year's festival. As always, we sought out speakers from diverse backgrounds to bring varying perspectives to the panels. We hope provocative ideas will emerge from this cultural mash-up of sorts,” said the festival’s Executive Director, Hardesh Singh.

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