Tai Kwun Conversations is a series of inspiring talks that brings together brilliant minds to discuss the challenges and rewards in pursuing a sustainable future through active management of heritage resources. Join us at this monthly event to discover outstanding practices in heritage conservation and strike up a conversation with our renowned guest speakers.
Yangon is one of Asia’s great heritage cities. In recent years, it has come under increasing pressure as Myanmar experiences unprecedented changes in society. In the midst of this, the Yangon Heritage Trust has blazed a pioneering trail towards making Yangon one of Asia’s most liveable cities through combining conservation and development.
This lecture will not only introduce Yangon’s heritage to the audience but will also provide insight into the Trust’s unique body of work and how it navigated a fascinating political, economic, social and historic landscape.
*The event will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation from English to Cantonese available.
Tickets | HKD 50
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Each participant will get one Tai Kwun Conversations event sticker at admission. Upon presenting the event sticker, audience will enjoy the following offers at one of the restaurants in Tai Kwun.
Bar at Armoury
Buy 1 get 1 free for following drinks, at regular price only:
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Speaker: Rupert Mann
Rupert Mann is a cultural and built-heritage specialist in urban environments, and a writer. He has worked within a variety of contexts including with indigenous communities in Australia and remote Papua New Guinea, has excavated Bronze-Age and Byzantine burials in Cyprus, and was a co-founder of the community-based lobby group Melbourne Heritage Action.
He currently lives in Yangon, Myanmar, working with the Yangon Heritage Trust and recently co-authored the Yangon Heritage Strategy. At YHT since 2012, he assists in creating Yangon’s first comprehensive heritage designations and management systems within a broader urban planning effort, capacity building, physical conservation and rethinking how historic public space is used and connects with urban communities.
His photo essays focus on the fascinating nexus between people, place, memory and change in historic urban contexts. His first book, Pentridge: voices from the other side was published in 2017. Upcoming titles look at aspects of contemporary culture in Thailand, Japan and Myanmar.