Southeast Asia’s first and only festival of ideas returns to Publika, Solaris Dutamas this 12th – 14th June.

The third installment of the collaborative effort between creative media shop PopDigital and British Council is set to challenge urbanites to engage in debate and grapple with ideas that serve as nuclei of change – “Dangerous Ideas”.

Shamini Flint's Book Party


In 2013, The Cooler Lumpur Festival debuted under the simple theme of #WORD which set out to explore the written and spoken word.

The annual festival’s sophomore edition was themed #FAST – rooted in the notion that the driving-force behind successfully fast-forwarding development was through sharing, engaging and experimenting in new ideas.

2014’s #FAST was attended by over 5,000 attendees and featured contributions from artists, musicians, writers and thinkers including Man Asian Literary Prize winner Miguel Syjuco, The Man Booker-nominated writer Adam Foulds and Damian Barr who was named Writer of the Year at the 2013 Stonewall Awards.

The Living City, an installation by #BetterCities

This June, “Dangerous Ideas” take centre stage at the The Cooler Lumpur Festival 2015.

The 3-day festival will feature a careful selection of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and workshops. Returning festival participants can look forward to event favourites including horror story sharing sessions “Bump in the Night”, special activities for juniors and the 3rd consecutive year of the highly successful Poskod Journalism Campus.

With exception of selected workshops, “Dangerous Ideas” is free of charge and largely open to participants of all ages.

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12th to 14th June will prove to be an exciting weekend at Publika, Solaris Dutamas 😉

For more information, visit their website.

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