WHAT does it take to stay ahead of the curve in design? How can a foundation, company, industry or country nurture and keep creative talent? What needs to be in place for a traditional craft to be transformed into contemporary and modern designs? These were some of the questions that were raised in the final […]
FutilityBy Ong Tou
Animals often suffer the impact of climate change sooner than humans do, and have less means to deal with it.
Chinese Malaysians in GalasBy Gan Pei Ling
ONE thing many were waiting to see from the recent Galas by-election was whether Chinese Malaysians would continue supporting Pakatan Rakyat (PR). After all, that has largely been the trend for this ethnic group in almost all by-elections since the 2008 general election. It was not to be. In fact, Chinese Malaysian support for Barisan […]
Poverty and politics: The Orang Asli vote in GalasBy Gan Pei Ling
ORANG Asli votes are seen together with the Chinese Malaysian votes as capable of determining the Galas by-election results on 4 Nov 2010. But unlike the Chinese, the Orang Asli are likely to pose a tough challenge to the PAS campaign. With close to 1,900 registered voters in the Galas constituency, they make up around […]
Creativity and innovation in businessBy Gan Pei Ling
THE Nut Graph‘s fifth Found in Conversation forum focused on Creativity and Innovation in Business. The Body Shop Malaysia managing director Datin Mina Cheah-Foong, AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani and Red Communications founder Lina Tan shared their pioneering experience in their respective industries. The event was held at Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine […]
Harmonious spiritual practices in MalaysiaCompiled by Koh Lay Chin
THERE is much beauty and commonality in the diverse religious traditions that Malaysians devote themselves to. Iranian photojournalist Nafise Motlaq captures this in her book A Given Path: Harmonious Spiritual Practices in Malaysia. Nafise, who has been living in Malaysia since 2005 and is currently a PhD student at a local university, offers more than […]
In the shadeBy Ong Tou
IF birds could speak, what would they say about the way we live that has resulted in increasing temperatures not just for humans but also for other Earthlings?
Plastic in our food chainBy Ong Tou
WHAT happens to the plastic we use and throw? Where do they end up? Do we care?
How art gets madeCompiled by Ding Jo-Ann
HOW does art get made? The finished product is all many of us see, but what goes on in private in an artist’s studio? What do they struggle with? What do their creative processes look like? In January 2010, RogueArt exhibited artworks from a project titled WORK, which provided a glimpse into the creative worlds […]
What will it take to live sustainably?By BFM89.9
IN this interview with BFM89.9, Green Drinks Kuala Lumpur initiator Steve McCoy, who is also founder and principal of consultancy Counterpoint, and Wild Asia advisor Toh Su Mei talk about what it will take to live sustainably. “It’s not an environmental problem, it’s an everything problem,” says McCoy who advocates thinking in systems about the […]