SEANNET Surabaya in CNA’s INSIGHT: Poverty in Asia

by Eka Nurul Farida (ekanurulfarida@gmail.com) Facilitating the production of CNA’s INSIGHT: Poverty in Asia, to explore social-economic struggles against COVID-19 from the perspective of Surabaya’s ordinary citizens. At the end of August 2020, a production team from CNA (Channel NewsAsia)’s INSIGHT program came to Surabaya to cover two households for the Indonesia edition of Poverty … Continue reading SEANNET Surabaya in CNA’s INSIGHT: Poverty in Asia

“Workshop within workshop”: Silver-craft Neighbourhood Forum as a learning process

By Komson Teeraparbwong Team Wua-lai, Chiang Mai, Thailand Introduction Before Covid-19 struck earlier this year, the Wua-Lai team had organised a "match-making" academic workshop in December last year. We called it "match-making" because we were trying, for the first time, to set up the regular students' workshop (between FACMU-Chiang Mai & ENSA-Paris Bellville) to run … Continue reading “Workshop within workshop”: Silver-craft Neighbourhood Forum as a learning process

COVID-19 and Southeast Asia Call for Contributions

We are pleased to invite contributions to ‘COVID-19 and Southeast Asia’, a project intended to encourage reflection upon what the COVID-19 crisis means for Southeast Asia. This project is an initiative of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (click here for the project webpage).   COVID-19 presents huge challenges to governments, … Continue reading COVID-19 and Southeast Asia Call for Contributions

“PENELEH DALAM SKETSA”: Kampung as the Heart of Indonesia’s Urban Life

by Rita Padawangi Peneleh Dalam Sketsa is a book of sketches on Kampung Peneleh, and is a collaboration between SEANNET and Urban Sketchers Surabaya. Starting with meetings in March and April 2019 to conceptualise the book, the collaboration continued with month-long sketching activities at various locations in Kampung Peneleh. Peneleh Dalam Sketsa portrays meaningful spaces … Continue reading “PENELEH DALAM SKETSA”: Kampung as the Heart of Indonesia’s Urban Life

Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City exchange

A nice outcome of the SEANNET network’s work was a collaboration between the Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City local PIs. Boonanan Natakun, PI of the Bangkok case study, gave a 2-hour lecture entitled "Low-income housing development in Thailand: Lessons learnt from site-and-service to participatory slum upgrading programs", at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Ho … Continue reading Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City exchange

Making sense of belonging through socially engaged art-activism in Nang Loeng neighbourhood, Bangkok

by Boonanan Natakun In the 2018 report from SEANNET, Bangkok team, we illustrated what has happened in Nang Loeng, through three case studies about the Old Bangkok Neighbourhood’s development towards creative tourism: the Buffalo Field Festival (งานเต้นทุ่งสนามควาย), a community-based performing arts festival, and the “Mysterious” Physical Improvement Project of Sala Chalerm Thani. These two events … Continue reading Making sense of belonging through socially engaged art-activism in Nang Loeng neighbourhood, Bangkok

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