Future Cities Research Institute (FCRI) hosted “FCRI Urban Living Lab: Redefining Urban Limits” exhibition to highlight city development.
FCRI, based in Kuala Lumpur, is a joint venture between Sunway University and Lancaster University.
Both Sunway and Lancaster are academic institutions recognised for their research efforts and innovative initiatives.
Showcasing arts-related research focused on urban living areas, water and plastic, the exhibition highlighted the significant roles these elements played in city development.
It also served as a platform to foster dialogue and exchange of ideas, insights and best practices between stakeholders including policymakers, practitioners, academics and the public aimed at creating sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities.
FCRI co-director Prof Dr Sabine Chaouche said, “I find a deep connection between the idea of change and the concept of kindness.
“Kindness is a catalyst for transformation.
“It possesses the potential to reshape the world around us.”
The exhibition – which drew crowds from across the region – focused on multidisciplinary research and innovative practices.
Through visual mediums, it demonstrated how creative ideas, when married with research and practical insights, could bring about substantial changes in urban living standards and city development.
FCRI fellow and exhibition organiser Dr Woon Chin Ong said the exhibition was aimed at inspiring and empowering guests by providing fresh perspectives on urban living and development.
“It signified a notable stride forward in the mission of creating awareness, consciousness and involvement of citizens who are informed about the future of their city,” he said.
Building on existing collaborations and world-leading research from both institutions, FCRI’s innovative platform facilitates research, education and engagement focused on future cities’ agendas.