Community Outreach

HOW TO MAKE HERITAGE RELEVANT IN CONTEMPORARY URBAN SOCIETY?
We design tools and trajectories to open people's eyes to the value of heritage, always in partnership with local communities.

Talks

‘TOO OLD, TOO BORING’

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Bali, Indonesia, 2017

  • Occasion: International Conference of National Trusts
  • Topic: How to make heritage relevant for a young generation in a contemporary urban society
  • Audience: Representatives from 72 cultural preservation organisations from 44 countries across 5 continents

‘LIVING HERITAGE & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES’

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

San Antonio, Texas, 2017

  • Occasion: Living Heritage Seminar
  • Topic: How to leverage living heritage to create economic opportunities
  • Audience: 200 local stakeholders and international experts in urban heritage preservation

‘authentiCITY?’

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Hong Kong, 2017

  • Occasion: An “In the Know” event from Mayer Brown JSM
  • Topic: Smart of Livable Cities – Paradise on Earth or Just a Pipe Dream
  • Audience: 75 female executives

‘HERITAGE-LED URBAN REGENERATION’

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Hong Kong, 2017

  • Occasion: Urban Land Institute – invitation only moderated seminar
  • Topic: Building the case for heritage-led urban regeneration – from study to implementation
  • Audience: 50 ULI members, mainly real estate investors and developers active in the Asian markets

‘WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE’

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Hong Kong, 2017

  • Occasion: Guest lecture at international school
  • Topic: A talk on the why and how of ‘social enterprise’
  • Audience: 120 primary school students

‘PLACE MAKING AND URBAN LIFE’

comm outreach- Dutch Days

Hong Kong, 2017

  • Clients: Dutch Consulate of the Netherlands in Hong Kong / Asia Week Hong Kong
  • Occasion: Public lecture for the Dutch Days event
  • Topic: Value of heritage for city identity and importance of place making in older neighbourhoods
  • Audience: 60 young urban professionals

‘ECONOMICS OF PRESERVATION IN YANGON’

Comm outreach- econ of preservation in yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

  • Client: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Historic Preservation
  • Occasion: How to conserve heritage in a developing country with a focus on developing and using metrics for measuring the impact of heritage conservation
  • Audience: 20 graduate students

‘IDISCOVER; A RESPONSIBLE TOURISM PRODUCT’

Talk- AIESEC Steph

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

  • Client: AIESEC Myanmar
  • Occasion: Myanmar Youth Speak Forum 3.0, Nov. 2016
  • Topic: Presentation on ‘Entrepreneurship, technology and culture’
  • Audience: 100 local university students

‘ENHANCE VISITORS WALKING EXPERIENCE’

walk21conference

Hong Kong, 2016

  • Occasion: Walk 21 Conference
  • Topic: How to navigate Asia’s urban chaos and find hidden gems
  • Audience: 800 urban professionals, politicians, university students and developers

‘HERITAGE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’

Building the Future Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

  • Occasion: World Monument Fund conference ‘ Building the future of Yangon’
  • Topic: Heritage as a tool for economic development
  • Audience: 500 local politicians, international heritage practitioners

‘TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR STORYTELLING’

Talk- Helena May

Bandung, Indonesia, 2016

  • Occasion: Arte Polis 6 Conference, Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • Topic: How to use new media and mobile technology to enhance cultural tourism experience
  • Audience:

‘INNOVATIVE HERITAGE REVITALISATION’

Baptist U Talk

Hong Kong, 2015

  • Occasion: European Union Academic Program, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Topic: Hong Kong dialogue: revitalising heritage buildings in smart and innovative ways
  • Audience: 100 urban professionals

‘HERITAGE AND URBAN IDENTITY’

Talk- Helena May

Hong Kong, 2015

  • Occasion: Keynote address at International Women’s Day celebration at the Helena May
  • Topic: How cultural heritage is important to preserve a city’s identity and remains relevant in contemporary society
  • Audience: 200 members of the Helena May