Past Events

29 Nov’16 – Film Screening: “Human Scale”

the human scale

Penang Institute’s Penang Urbanites is proud to host its second ‘Urbanight’ film screenings with the documentary, “Human Scale” by Andreas Møl Dalsgaard.

Date     : 29 November 2016 (Tuesday)
Time    : 7.00pm to 10.00pm (Registration start at 6.45pm)
Venue : Conference Hall, Penang Institute

The ‘human scale’ questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations. For 40 years the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behavior in cities. His starting point was an interest in people, more than buildings – in what he called Life Between Buildings. What made it exist? When was it destroyed? How could it be brought back? This lead to studies of how human beings use the streets, how they walk, see, rest, meet, interact etc.

Come and join us in this screening at Penang Institute, which will be followed by an interactive discussion and Q & A session with the Urban Studies analysts of Penang Institute.

(The Penang Urbanites is a platform inspired by the need to create an avenue for those who have Penang’s best interest at heart to interact, discuss and debate issues of sustainable development in Penang. It is an unofficial public engagement platform of the Urban Studies centre of the Penang Institute)

FREE ADMISSION! Due to limited seats, registration is encouraged. Kindly register your interest at this link.