Call or Support for Sepermainan #MYVB2020 Malaysia Pavilion 2020 Venice Biennale Crowdfunding
We have 30 days to raise RM560,000 to secure out exhibition site cost.
So much has happened in the recent weeks, but we Malaysians have been keeping resilient and steadfast. In spite of all this, let us return to the fundamentals of who we are, the people of Malaysia and how we have bonded, coming together for the sake of the country through situations that were never ideal but always adequately unique.
In the spirit of true Malaysia, we would like call for everyone to unite and support us in our efforts to share the Malaysian collective youth point of view, work and experience at the Global arena- and we cannot do it without your support!
Hi! are a collective of Young Malaysian Designers based in Kuala Lumpur and we want to represent ‘Sepermainan’ the Malaysia Pavilion at this year’s 17th Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale 2020 that will take place from the 23rd of May to the 29th of November 2020. In this crowdfund campaign, we hope to have your support in raising 1.3million ringgit to cover the entire project cost, out of which our team of young working architects that have volunteered and contributedtime and effort to make this happen from September 2019 last year. This fundraising would cover the entire cost of the project but mainly prioritise the exhibition site fee, pavilion and exhibition construction, production, shipping, customs and publication.
We have an immediate target to raise 120,000 Euros or RM 560,000 to secure our Exhibition Site by April 1st 2020. While the remaining amount we would try to raise till May 22nd, 2020.
We hope for your support in raising awareness and contribution to this campaign with your colleagues and friends in the advancing representing the content, work and voice of Young Creative Malaysians at a prestigious global platform, raising our national culture profile, supporting a Malaysian creative economy export.
Please contribute, share and help us raise within 30 days (before April 1st) RM 560,000, and ultimately RM 1.3mil by the end of the campaign period (22nd May 2020). Every small bit goes a long way.
So, let us bring the Malaysia Pavilion 2020 to Venice. Thank you for your time and support.
The Reality of Youth Group Mobilised projects, Initiatives and the Creative Economy .
We have been trying hard in finding and resource time to meet-up outside of our main jobs to come-up with a design, corresponding with the organiser’s stringent technical requirements so much that it took us from Sept 2019 to Jan 2020 to comply with their requirement to be officially invited to the exhibition, and faced countless rejections due to the nature of this project as being a youth project that is architectural and lack of policy definition/ as it does not fall under the national definition of being a creative economy project.
Our project and initiation with the few ministries and agency representatives have begun to bring this discussion to the front and initiate awareness behind youth groups mobilised activity and role in the creative economy. We haven’t thrown the towel yet and have been working, advocating and pushing boundaries at every deadline and milestones, and would go further if we have your support. We realise as a collective in solidarity with all our youth and creative peers in different fields face similar challenges and every progress is a step ahead of our Malaysian Creative and Youth Collective.
To date we are grateful for the support of PAM, KBS, MITI, MPC, MATRADE and our peers who have volunteered time, idea and resource.
We have got nothing to loose and we have this opportunity to realise, today.
Sepermainan – the pavilion theme is about our 'Jiwabangsa' which celebrates play, unity and diversity .
Sepermainan is an interactive pavilion by a group of young Malaysian Architects which raises questions over design for play, from both a historic and contemporary perspective. The installation would replicate the playground experience as a large inflatable play structure. Part architecture installation, part playground, it pays homage to the style of Malaysian playgrounds that were ubiquitous in the 60s up till the 80s. Structures which were build to cater to the citizens of Malaysia’s in a time of economic growth and aformation of a modern contemporary national identity that centred around the idea of multi-culturalism and unity.
The Malaysia Pavilion also includes an exhibition the act of play, which represents a submission from young Architects and Designers that highlight public spaces that focuses on the element of 'play' and its relation to the public realm from the past, present and/or future.
The PAM NEXT (graduate) committee under Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia.
The project is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports as our Official project Commissioner.