Wua-Lai observation during COVID19

By Komson Teeraparbwong Neighbourhoods' living condition became a priority as a crucial responsive reaction, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit every region around the world since the beginning of 2020. This has resulted in severe impacts to the Tourism Industry, particularly in Chiang Mai as a main tourism Hub of Northern Thailand. Wua-lai, … Continue reading Wua-Lai observation during COVID19

“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

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