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
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
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
As a part of the Wua Lai project, Pijika Pumketkao and Ajarn Komsan Teeraparbwong share some images of inhabited spaces and Buddhist temples with their silver engraved wall constitute meaningful ‘places’ in this neighbourhood.
Khun Supap and his younger brother, only two of three silver bowl engravers left in Muen Sarn Silver Neighbourhood, proudly display a beautiful ‘countryside life scene’ on their latest creation. This is a part of the Wua Lai project in Thailand.