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Exhibition Opening and Book Discussion “Tak Bai 2004: Taste of Memories”

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


On 2 March 2024 at 5.30PM, the Deep South Museum and Archives Initiative (DSMA) in collaboration with SEA Junction will hold the opening of the exhibition “Living Memories: 20 Years of Tak Bai”, with a discussion of the book “Tak Bai 2004: Taste of Memories” produced by DSMA. Both the exhibition, to be displayed at SEA Junction, Room 407-408, 4th Floor BACC from 2 to 10 March, and the book discussion are to commemorate the 20 years of the 2004 incident in Tak Bai, raise awareness of what is considered one of the deadliest incident to occur in the Southern Provinces and in Thailand, and seek justice for the victims.  This is the begin of a series of event, the DSMA will be holding in 2024, to be followed by a major exhibition entitled “Indelible 20 Years of Tak Bai” on 4 March – 31 July 2024 at the Princess Sirindhorn Anthropology Center.

The book and the exhibition activities are the result of interviews conducted with the families of the victims of Tak Bai, including those who died, were injured, or went missing, and other individuals that were in some ways involved in the incident. The experiences and recollections they’ve recounted weigh heavily against the silence of the years gone by.

This painful process of bringing silenced memories to light and the reasons why such memories matter to Thai society today will be highlighted in the book discussion. The panel, to be followed by Q & A, is moderated by Ekraj Sabur of the International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS) and composed as follows:

Nualnoi Thammasatian, independent journalist

Kusra Mukdavijit, book editor of “Tak Bai 2004: Taste of Memories”

Nikarema Hayeeniloh, field researcher, Deep South Museum and Archives’ Initiative 

Patporn Phoothong, researcher Deep South Museum and Archives’ Initiative 


At the opening event the book will be distributed to participants and there will be Southern Thai snacks to offer a flavor of the region.


For more information, please email: info@seajunction.org or phone/wa: +66970024140

NB: The event is free, but donations are welcome to support SEA Junction activities.


Deep South Museum and Archives’ Initiative (DSMA)

DSMA is an attempt to establish a public learning space in the service of building a democratic space where a plurality of views and experiences can be shared. Systematic data collection together with education can help to build knowledge and understanding whilst, at the same time, preserving and restoring people’s memories. By putting forward the facts, we seek to challenge impunity and overcome efforts to forget. This, we believe, is at the core of the transitional justice process.

SEA Junction, established under the Thai non-profit organization Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies (ForSEA), aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions, from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 407-8 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium), SEA Junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information, see www.seajunction.org, join the Facebook group:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/1693058870976440/ and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @seajunction


March 2
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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