Survey, Drawing, Interview : Tools for Discovering the Urban Living and Stories of Wua Lai Neighbourhood

By Pijika Pumketkao-Lecourt In mid-December, with a map and a drawing board in hand, a group of Franco-Thai students walked through the calm shaded alleyways in Wua Lai neighbourhood. As part of the Spatial Investigation Workshop, they had been asked to conduct a survey on the living space of Wua Lai, to make sketches of … Continue reading Survey, Drawing, Interview : Tools for Discovering the Urban Living and Stories of Wua Lai Neighbourhood

Dialogues on two Different Approaches to Wua-lai area

By Komson Teeraparbwong First Approach: Ban King-Kaew Roundtable Forum. "A Neighbourhood voice" Chairs were set in a circle, so that the “round-table forum” could be ready to receive our important guests. Many key persons who live in Wua-lai neighbourhood area came into the room and sat within the circle. Some were representing their area of … Continue reading Dialogues on two Different Approaches to Wua-lai area

“Updated Sense of Belonging” of Nang Loeng 

by Boonanan Natakun and Non Arkaraprasertkul During the past six months after Southeast Asian Neighborhood Network (SEANNET) workshop in Bangkok last July, we have been keeping track with what has been happening at project site, the Nang Loeng Neighborhood. Residents, as always, know and therefore welcome us to their homes and speak to us about … Continue reading “Updated Sense of Belonging” of Nang Loeng 

Peneleh Sketchbook: A Collaboration with Urban Sketchers Surabaya

by Rita Padawangi In April 2019, SEANNET Peneleh collaborated with Urban Sketchers Surabaya in making Peneleh Sketchbook. Urban Sketchers is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. Sketch by … Continue reading Peneleh Sketchbook: A Collaboration with Urban Sketchers Surabaya

Discussing livelihood conditions with Escolta Vendors

by Nathalie Dagmang Escolta vendors rely so heavily on neighborhood conditions that even the smallest incremental structural or demographic change can result in a chain of problems for their livelihoods and families. This is because of the unstable and unpredictable nature of the vendors’ small businesses and private lives - including their fluctuating income, the … Continue reading Discussing livelihood conditions with Escolta Vendors

Chanthargyi stupa and its monastic complex in Thingazar Chaung

by Myat Soe Phyu Chanthargyi stupa Oral histories tell us that Chanthargyi stupa was built through donations by King Asoka (269 to 232 BCE), an India emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who promoted the spread of Buddhism. At that time, the land around the Chanthargyi stupa was high and lush green and nearby was the … Continue reading Chanthargyi stupa and its monastic complex in Thingazar Chaung

Neighbourhoods as if people matter: Mobility, memory and livelihood in the everyday urban

by Huiying Ng The Southeast Asia NeighbourhoodNetwork (SEANNET) and Humanities across Borders (HaB) research groupsco-organised a full day of panels at the 2nd Africa-Asia Conference, held in Dar es Salaamfrom 20-22 September 2018. Program: https://icas.asia/files/Program_Abstracts_Africa_Asia.pdf Chairs Paul Rabé, SEANNET, International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands Rita Padawangi, SEANNET, IIAS, the Netherlands/Singapore University of the … Continue reading Neighbourhoods as if people matter: Mobility, memory and livelihood in the everyday urban

Street Names as Method

The streets of a city, when studied carefully, can unfurl like the pages of a history book. In Vietnam, the history of street names is particularly revealing, because the names themselves have changed with successive precolonial, colonial, post-colonial, American-sponsored, anti-communist, communist, and what might now be called “late socialist,” “post-reform era,” or, perhaps most accurately, … Continue reading Street Names as Method

Sensing Silver: The Chiang Mai Workshop

By Thomas Manuel The Chiang Mai leg of the Thailand workshop began with visits to the Chiang Mai House Museum where different traditional residential structures had been preserved for posterity and the Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) which is a public learning space to foster design and creativity. At TCDC, the Director introduced the … Continue reading Sensing Silver: The Chiang Mai Workshop