In November 2014, Vishal J.Singh ( The design consultant behind Solar Design Services ) was invited by Think City Sdn. Bhd. to jointly conduct an urban design workshop as part of a colloborative venture with other selected partners called the Artisan Mix, which was a powerful “placemaking” initiative, designed to connect a fusion of talents in celebrating the transformational power of art on the landscape of the community and the city itself.
Think City Sdn. Bhd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad to spearhead community based urban regeneration in Penang Island- to transform the state into an ‘engine of future growth’ – in line with the Tenth Malaysia Plan, and has created and led innovative initiatives that have enhanced the state’s tangible and intangible assets, through a range of targeted projects designed to arrest urban decay and promote sustainable urban regeneration. For more information, please refer to: http://www.thinkcity.com.my/index.php
The Artisan Mix Workshop that took place in November 2014, and attracted a huge number of young participants
to indulge and express their interest, in art, photography, journalism and design in an architectural exercise designed to positively impact the urban landscape of the city of Penang, specifically in Georgetown in Penang Island itself, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The photos below showcases the highlights of the workshop and the participants themselves into making this inaugural event a successful venture.