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5 Aug, 2017

The “Cooler Lumpur” Festival of Ideas returns for its fifth instalment 17-20 August

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 (Bernama) — Southeast Asia’s first and only festival of ideas, The Cooler Lumpur Festival, will be returning with its fifth edition – Notes from the Future – at its home ground Publika, Solaris Dutamas from 17 to 20 August 2017.

The KL-centric festival that adopts specific themes each year, aims to offer a new perspective to its audience this year by exploring the social, political, technological, and cultural ideas of our present time and tell the story of our collective futures.

“This year at the festival, we look to exploring a future we imagined decades ago becoming a reality in our lifetimes. We need to evolve mentally and emotionally as a society so we can embrace what’s to come. Together with our partners, we will delve into the human relationship with nature, technology, and among each other, seek ways to harness the potential of an increasingly heterogeneous population, while remain deeply rooted into what makes us human,” said The Cooler Lumpur Festival co-founder and Executive Creative Director, Hardesh Singh.

The festival this year will be a collaborative effort between creative media shop PopDigital, Green Future Malaysia created by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water for EXPO 2017, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro), and returning literary partner British Council Malaysia.

The festival will play host to an impressive speaker line up of celebrated international names and Joining the international speakers will be a number of local movers and shakers. Other than selected workshops, the festival is free of charge and largely open to participants of all ages from all walks of life.

For more information and updates, log on to www.coolerlumpur.com or follow The Cooler Lumpur Festival on Instagram (@CoolerLumpur) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/CoolerLumpur/)