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April 2019

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

April 6 @ 11:00 am - April 7 @ 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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Short Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Double Discrimination: LGBTI Persons with Disabilities

April 6 @ 6:00 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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Marginalized groups continue to face discrimination in multiple areas of their lives. Various campaigns and organizations have sought to reduce the impact and tackle the problems faced directly by the community that they represent, with varying degrees of success. However, what happens if someone faces multiple marginalizations at the same time? Double discrimination is widespread, but there is little recognition for it in Southeast Asia. In this event on 6 April at 6PM, the double discrimination faced by the LGBTI…

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Workshop on Drawing Birds from Lai Rot Nam Decorations by Kwanpoom Vilaival

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 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 recognition of the richness and uniqueness of Thailand’s artistic expression, SEA Junction has initiated a long-term collaboration with former stylist and Thai art designer Kwanpoom Vilaival. This consists of bi-monthly workshops to explore Thai culture and realities through painting and other visual arts. After focusing on silk-screen printing created from Ayutthaya Stencil patterns, at the workshop on 21 April at 1.30 PM-4.30 PM participants can learn how to draw on post-cards various types of birds from ‘Lai Rot Nam’…

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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

Panel Discussion “Fundraising for Civil Society in Southeast Asia”

May 14 @ 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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While there is much talk of the shrinking of civic space in Southeast Asia (and the world), public discussion rarely touches on how this also affects (and is affected by) the availability of funding for civil society organizations, in particular those that advocate for human rights. Last February, SEA Junction has launched a series of events and publications focusing on the funding challenges experienced by civil society in the region, with support by the Open Society Foundations (OSF).  This initiative…

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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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Public Talk “Pro-ISIS Networks in Southeast Asia” by Sidney Jones

May 30 @ 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 light of the Sri Lankan bombings, recognized expert Sidney Jones will give a public talk at SEA Junction on 30 May at 6PM examining pro-ISIS networks in Southeast Asia. She will be, looking at what their aspirations, capacity and regional linkages are and try to understand why support for ISIS endures in Southeast Asia (and elsewhere), even after its losses in the Middle East, and how some of these cells might evolve. She argues that despite the difficulty of…

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June 2019

Panel Discussion “Glimpses of Southeast Asia in Reverse Glass Paintings”

June 16 @ 5:30 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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Among the cultural treasures of Southeast Asia, reverse glass paintingsare still relatively unknown to the art community and the general public. The technique — where an image is painted onto glass to be viewed from the other side — originated in medieval Europe before spreading to India and China and then to selected countries in Southeast Asia through trade routes, but much still remain to be researched. The panel to be held at SEA Junction on 16 June at 6PM…

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