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August 2018

Informal book discussion “Islam, Minorities and Identity in Southeast Asia” by Ahmad Suaedy

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 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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On 21 August at 10.30 SEA Junction will host Ahmad Suaedy Commissioner at Ombudsman Republic of Indonesia, Asian Pacific Intellectual Fellows of the Nippon Foundation and researcher at the Wahid Institute to discuss his recently published book “Islam, Minorities and Identity in Southeast Asia”. The book, based on research conducted for more than a decade, focuses on identity issues and politics in Southeast Asia and discusses Muslim minorities in mainland Southeast Asia and the Philippines and Singapore as well as other religious and…

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Panel Discussion “Born in Limbo”

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BACC, Room 501 Bangkok, Thailand + Google Map

Thailand is home to an estimated 3 million migrants of whom about 400,000 are thought to be children. As migration flows increase and so does the length of their stay, the number of migrant children born in Thailand also augments. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) over 1,300 births have been registered since the opening of a legal clinic at Mae Sot Hospital in April 2016 to provide birth registration, needs assessment and case planning for non-Thai children.…

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September 2018

“Photo exhibition “Born in Limbo” by John Hulme

September 4 @ 11:00 am - September 9 @ 7:00 pm
1st Floor, BACC (in front of Art Café), 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Thailand is home to an estimated 3 million migrants of whom about 400,000 are thought to be children. As migration flows increase and so does the length of their stay, the number of migrant children born in Thailand also augments. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) over 1,300 births have been registered since the opening of a legal clinic at Mae Sot Hospital in April 2016 to provide birth registration, needs assessment and case planning for non-Thai children.…

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Negotiating Bangkok Streets

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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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On 7 July SEA Junction launched a new series on street food and its many dimensions in Southeast Asia in collaboration with “Beyond Food” an initiative focusing on how street food is embedded in the functioning of cities and peri-urban areas. The series highlights the link of street food with other urban dimensions such as use and design of public spaces, urban safety, urban formal economy, and right to the city among others. The first event discussed the implication of…

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Opening “Photo exhibition “Born in Limbo” by John Hulme

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
1st Floor, BACC (in front of Art Café), 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Thailand is home to an estimated 3 million migrants of whom about 400,000 are thought to be children. As migration flows increase and so does the length of their stay, the number of migrant children born in Thailand also augments. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) over 1,300 births have been registered since the opening of a legal clinic at Mae Sot Hospital in April 2016 to provide birth registration, needs assessment and case planning for non-Thai children.…

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Art Workshop “Play with Paint” by Indonesian Painter Erica

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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February last year painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni provided a series of painting classes for both children and adults to introduce them to her colorful world. Erica is well-known in Indonesia and internationally as “Art’s Most Playful Child” because of her distinct, expressive character and naive paintings, hundreds distributed among collectors and galleries in the country and abroad. Taking advantage of her presence in Thailand for a commissioned art work, SEA Junction will hold a workshop on Sunday 9 September 1-4…

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Video Screening and Panel Discussion “Demanding Accountability in Asia”

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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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In Southeast Asia, like in the rest of Asia, impunity for past human rights violations is entrenched and regional human rights mechanisms remain weak. This has not discouraged, however, civil society groups to continue to act and to devise innovative and comprehensive approaches to truth and reparation at the grassroots as well as at higher administrative levels. On 11 September at 5PM, the Transitional Justice Asia Networks (TJAN) in collaboration with SEA Junction will focus on the role of civil…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

September 22 @ 11:00 am - September 23 @ 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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GET A BOOK, SUPPORT SEA JUNCTION! Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book fair focusing on Southeast Asia. Three kinds of books are displayed: New books given in consignment from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand, ISEAS from Singapore and Yayasan Pustaka Obor from Indonesia. New and used books that are double to those of SEA Junction’s Library. They include books in Thai, English and Indonesian on various…

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Show and Tell Introduction to the “Intricacies of West Timor Textiles and Weaving Techniques” by Irwan Julianto

September 29 @ 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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Indonesia is rich in textiles. On 29 September 2018 at 5PM, collector Irwan Julianto will talk about the less known, yet extremely fascinating textile cultural tradition of West Timor in East Nusa Tenggara Province, which is also shared to some extent with neighbouring Timor Leste in the same Timor Island, also known as the Island of Sandalwood. As the speaker will show from his collection, West Timor’s woven textiles are characterized by very diverse and colourful motifs, and by at…

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October 2018

A Digital Revolution for Southeast Asian Women and Girls?

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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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Across the world, digital products and services are transforming work and lifestyles. Also in Southeast Asia, there is much talk of a digital society, in which individuals can access and interact with public and private services and information channels via digital technologies. These developments are expected to increase efficiencies, enrich lives and foster progress. At the same time however, awareness is rising that digital spread is not necessarily inclusive and may reinforce pre-existing divides, as not all groups and countries…

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