A landmark event at the White Building organised by Sa Sa Art Projects, Aziza School, Big Stories Co. (Australia), and a number of the White Building residents.
This project aims to foster and share artistic and creative knowledge being produced at the vibrant White Building community, at the heart of Phnom Penh. The project proposes a rich cross-platform multiple exhibitions and events that will take place through out the White Building neighborhood, with large participation from the White Building community in both shaping and enjoying the events.
As a historic, iconic, dilapidated architecture of the fast-changing Phnom Penh city, the White Building is usually served as a target for tourists’ snapshots while being cloaked in stigma associated with poverty, drugs, sex work, petty crime, dangerous construction and poor sanitation. Artistic and creative knowledge and resources of this unique urban community is yet little recognized by the public. In the context of Our City Festival, the project hopes to celebrate the White Building as an active and creative community, potentially an example of a creative city (White Building as mini city), by turning the neighborhood into a large collaborative public museum of creativity that engages with both the White Building and Phnom Penh residents.
The project will stage multiple exhibitions and events drawing on new and past collaborations of the White Building residents with Cambodian and international artists. The event will be the largest creative intervention staged in the White Building to date, featuring a retrospective of works created since 2008.