Small Talk Bangkok

Small Talk Bangkok
What Makes A City A Good Place for Everyone?

Copyright ©2014 Department of Architecture for this publication.
Copyright © Photographs: Individual photographers.
Copyright © Essays: Individual authors.
Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Editor: Waricha Wongphyat
Text Editor: Eva Lloyd
Photographer: Niklas Kullström
Designer: Optimist
Printing: Parbpim Limited Partnership

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may be reproduced without the written permission of
the publisher. ISBN 978-616-551-772-0

Description

What makes a city a good place for everyone? This publication includes the discussions, talks and topics held during the Small Talk Bangkok workshop in 2013 on how to build better cities through exploring the urban condition through different lenses.During the workshop visual artists, designers, architects and researchers together with students and teachers from Chulalongkorn University embarked on a

During the workshop visual artists, designers, architects and researchers together with students and teachers from Chulalongkorn University embarked on a four day urban workshop discussing everything from climate change to cinematography.

During the workshop visual artists, designers, architects and researchers together with students and teachers from Chulalongkorn University embarked on a four day urban workshop discussing everything from climate change to cinematography.

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by Assistant Professor Pirast Pacharaswate
Chairman of the Department of Architecture It can be said that the 21st century is the century of sharing, the century of social responsibility, and the century of environmental sustainability. Architects contribute to this vision by producing architectural work that raises the standard of living of communities through the creation of safe, clean and pollution-free environments. In this way, architects also help promote good relations among community members.

It can be said that the 21st century is the century of sharing, the century of social responsibility, and the century of environmental sustainability. Architects contribute to this vision by producing architectural work that raises the standard of living of communities through the creation of safe, clean and pollution-free environments. In this way, architects also help promote good relations among community members.

This first Small Talk and Workshop was organized to serve as a forum where various ideas, perspectives and reflections on city and community development in this century could be voiced and shared. The Department of Architecture is honored to have welcomed to the event renowned experts in diverse fields from around the world namely Hans Park, Brian Harding, Giacomo Butte, Eva Lloyd, Mamiko Miyahara, Komgrij Thanapet, Nao Saito, Niklas Kullström, Midori Yamada and Waricha Wongphyat. These guest speakers made time in their busy schedules to participate in the event—giving talks and taking part in activities held in a number of communities around Bangkok along with the faculty members and students.

The Department of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University would like to thank all participants of the Small Talk and Workshop for taking part. Without their insights and commitment to raising awareness of the importance of providing safe and healthy living environments for communities, the goal of the event would not have been able to be achieved. I would also like to extend special thanks to Dr. Waricha Wongphyat for her contributions and involvement in organizing this seminar. I sincerely hope that the journal reporting on the events of the seminar will reflect the inspiration and dedication displayed by the participants in their efforts to help make this truly the century of sharing, happy communities, and sustainable environments.

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