Masterclass: Research as Empowerment: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Understanding Cities of Southeast Asia

Date: Friday 13 November 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre Chaired by: Prof Hyun Bang ShinProfessor of Geography and Urban Studies and Director of Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, LSE One of the foci of the SEANNET Project are multiple research and pedagogical output created for use … Continue reading Masterclass: Research as Empowerment: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Understanding Cities of Southeast Asia

Announcing an online MOOC: An Introduction to Northern-Lanna and Chiang Mai Urban Development

From 10 November to 15 December, SEANNET team member Assistant Professor Komson Teeraparbwong offers an online class on Northern-Lanna development in Chiang Mai city - the QR code lasts till 15 December for free registration in the course, so sign up early! TRACING THE PAST: An Introduction to Northern-Lanna and Chiang Mai Urban Development Course … Continue reading Announcing an online MOOC: An Introduction to Northern-Lanna and Chiang Mai Urban Development

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

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