The exhibition “Message from Mae Chaem: On Community Root & Cultural Sustainability” is a part of a project entitled a community-centric cultural sustainability framework: the case of Mae Chaem district, Chiang Mai, Thailand. These are stories of people, who, after having gone out to the world to study, build careers and gain life experiences, have decided to return to Mae Chaem, a place where they proudly identify with, where they feel a strong sense of belonging, and where call home. This student-led project is based on the idea that people make up a community. The students showed their exhibit after a learning process of interviewing members of their communities, collecting their stories, and sharing those stories. The exhibitions have been showcased before at PEMA Cafe, Mae Chaem and Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Centre in February 2022.
The exhibition was taken place in Bangkok from 21 June to 3 July 2022 at the Hall space on the 1st floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). The exhibition was supported and organized by the National Research Council of Thailand, SEA Junction, Spearhead Strategic Khon Thai 4.0, Srinakharinwirot University, and the U.S. Embassy of Thailand.
Photo by Lattapol Jirapathomsakul