Warding Off Illness with Traditional Talismans in Lao PDR and Other Neighboring Countries by Tara Gujadhur et al

In March 2020, when the danger of COVID-19 became recognised, a number of effigies, bamboo woven talismans or taleos, and gates cropped up in rural and urban areas. They were meant as a marker and warning to delineate the boundary between the safe space of the village from the outside world, where potentially dangerous spirits and entities – including now the coronavirus—roam.

SEA Junction September 2020 Agenda

Dear Partners and Friends of SEA Junction, SEA Junction stays resilient and we continue our operation amid the pandemic albeit with some adjustments. We have fewer events and we allow only a limited number of people to our premises to ensure enforcement of social distancing measures. SEA Junction has partnered with the Bangkok Tribune in…