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April 2019

Lecture on Informal Architecture in South East Asian Cities by Paco Garcia (Closed Event)

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Urban centers in developing countries are generally covered by an amalgamation of informal structures and building extensions. What are the legal implications of such structures? What standards should architects and planners adopt in regard to issues such as fire safety, heritage preservation and aesthetic value? Do their design priorities respond to subsistence needs or are they driven by cultural factors or dictated by specific standards? Does informal architecture signal the failure of commercial developers to deliver context-responsive habitats?       These questions…

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Public Forum on How We Talk About Sexual Assault

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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This moderated public forum on 27 April at 5PM at SEA Junction will facilitate discussion on how we talk about sexual assault. Participants will explore together the ways sexual assault is discussed in the media, in Thai culture and society, and in our daily lives. The moderator is Monisha Bajaj, founder of Ruam Chuay, a Thai non-profit organization focusing on preventing interpersonal violence (see below). She has a background in restorative justice and trauma-informed care among others. To get participants…

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AICHR @10: A Better Future for Human Rights in ASEAN?

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Overview The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was launched on 23 October 2009 in Thailand as a consultative body as part of the ASEAN’s efforts toward the creation of a “people-oriented community”. ASEAN member states promised that AICHR will be a regional space where the culture of human rights can evolve and lead to cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights. The panel to be held on 30 April at 6.30 PM at SEA Junction will…

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May 2019

Thailand Premiere Screening of “Capital of Mae La” and Discussion with the Producers Belle Phromchanya and Jiraporn Laocharoenwong

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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The short ethnographic documentary that will be premiered at SEA Junction on 18 May at 5PM tells the story of Mae La, a refugee settlement on the Thailand-Myanmar border, through personal conversations with its inhabitants. Mae La has been a home for over 40,000 refugees for more than 30 years. Lives supposedly ‘in-between’ have become permanent while the camp has acquired features of a city: dynamic, vibrant, with more facilities and more mobility for refugees than one would expect. This…

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