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SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC

May 2016

Renovation SEA Junction Venue

15 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 15 June, 2016 @ 9:00 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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June 2016

Soft launching of SEA Junction

25 June, 2016 @ 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
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Tentative Program Welcoming Remarks by Rosalia Sciortino, Founder and Executive Director SEA Junction Blessing of Venue Introduction of mission, vision and activities of SEA Junction by Rosalia Sciortino, Founder and Executive Director SEA Junction Reflection on People to People Connectivity in ASEAN and the GMS by Jingjiai Hanchanlash, Honorary Chairman Greater Mekong Subregion Business Forum Pencak Silat Performance by KPSN Nusantara Thailand (in memor of the late Master O'ong Maryono, spouse of Rosalia Sciortino) Cutting of the ribbon by Ms…

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July 2016

1st SEA Junction Conversation on Regional Development “In Search of Social Justice along the Myanmar and China Oil and Gas Pipeline”

3 July, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 first of SEA Junction Conversation Series on Regional Development will focus on the impacts on local communities of the Sino-Myanmar oil and gas pipelines planned to link Myanmar's deep-water port of Kyaukphyu (Sittwe) in the Bay of Bengal with Kunming in Yunnan province of China. The speaker, independent researcher and development expert Zaw Aung will present the results of a research he recently conducted for the Myanmar-China Pipeline Watch. His sharing is not only relevant for Myanmar, as also…

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Orientation classes for MAIDS students on ASEAN and GMS regional integration

19 July, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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SEA Junction Director, Dr. Rosalia Sciortino, will provide two orientation classes at SEA Junction to new students of the Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) of Chulalongkorn Universities. The one-year (MAIDS) program  is one of the first in Southeast Asia to offer multidisciplinary training in international development with a curriculum that integrates academic, technical, managerial, and professional training in the social sciences.communication and democratization (see further http://maids-chula.org) The orientation classes are meant to introduce the students to the…

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August 2016

DIY Coasters Class with Southeast Asian Textiles

9 August, 2016 @ 10:00 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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A class on DIY drink coasters made of Southeast Asia textiles by Christine Chin, Learn how to weave together fabric from different Southeast Asian countries into a larger design in an inspiring environment. Please join us on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 10 am. IT IS FREE! You are expected to bring a small needle and the material of your choice, but if you prefer we also have textiles available for a small contribution.

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Equity Initiative Panel Discussion on Migration, Human Rights and Health (closed event)

16 August, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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Equity Initiative (EI) is a new program under the CMB Foundation to promote health equity in Southeast Asia. The EI has two core activities, to empower young leaders through the fellowship program and to foster network of individuals and organizations as a regional community for health equity. The 2016 inaugural fellows are from various fields and various countries in Southeast Asia and China. One of the five learning events for the fellows is the "Asia Trek" which will happen in Thailand (Bangkok and Mae Sot) this August. The theme centers on…

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September 2016

Screening “Pulau Buru; Tanah Air Beta/Buru Island; My Homeland” & Discussion

3 September, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4 September, 2016 @ 5:50 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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Scenes from Pulau Buru: Tanah Air Beta (Courtesy of Rahung Nasution to the Jakarta Post)   Pulau Buru: Tanah Air Beta (Buru Island: My Homeland) is a documentary film by chef and director Rahung Nasution that focuses on the island of Buru. Around the time of the September 30, 1965 coup attempt, which was blamed on the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), Buru island became a prison for those who were accused of being related to the PKI often without any…

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Two-days orientation on Southeast Asia for SSEAYP 2016

29 September, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 30 September, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
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SEA Junction will provide a two-days orientation to a group of Thai youth selected to participate in the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) 2016. The 42-year SSEAYP aims to promote friendship and mutual understanding among the youths of Japan and the ten Southeast Asian countries, to broaden their perspectives and to strengthen their spirit of cooperation. To achieve this objective, participants live together on a ship for two months traveling across Southeast Asian countries, introducing their culture…

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October 2016

Panel on ASEAN Governance: Is there a Role for Civil Society?

12 October, 2016 @ 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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In 2017 ASEAN will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Progress has been made towards more close-tied regionalism in Southeast Asia and mechanisms for joint governance have become more sophisticated. Presidents and senior ministers of ASEAN member states meet yearly in ASEAN Summits, most recently in Vientiane, (Laos), a rotating Chair system has been established and some regional level institution/consultative bodies have been launched including the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Commission on the Rights of Women and Children…

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Globalization and Democracy in Southeast Asia

13 October, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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Date  13 October 2016 Time: 2 PM-5PM Organizers: Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University and SEA Junction Globalization and Democracy in Southeast Asia : Challenges, Responses and Alternative Futures Over the past decade, Southeast Asia has undergone socio-economic and political changes. The region is painted with contradictions of political realities, including astonishing political reform, weakening oppositions, democratic impasses, and puzzled democratic reversals. This volume updates the social and political situations and debates in Southeast Asia as it is entering the 21st century.…

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November 2016

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

5 November, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6 November, 2016 @ 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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The SEA Junction’s Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair is a monthly event on the first weekend of each month in the space in front of SEA Junction, Room 408, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 11 am to 7 pm. The Mini Book Fair showcases a limited collection of books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books: (1) New books from Silkworm Books from Thailand, Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia and other recognised  publishers with…

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Introduction to Buddhist Arts in Southeast Asia

13 November, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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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Southeast Asia has been strongly influenced by Buddhism since the 6th century AD. Both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism played important roles in the development of art in the region, as can be seen in Buddha images, stupas and pavilions. All across the countries of Southeast Asia that are predominantly Buddhist such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, temples are beautified with various styles of stupas, and also in the other countries in the region ancient stupas are admired for their…

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Photo Exhibition and Documentary “The Campers: Micro-Cosmopolitanism of the Refugee’s World”

20 November, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 27 November, 2016 @ 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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Long before Thailand became a magnet for labor migration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, it was the main destination for flows spurred by conflict and war. Yet, Thailand does not subscribe to international refugee conventions and does not formally recognize refugees. So-called displaced persons from Myanmar are placed in camps near the border the first of which was “temporarily” built in Tak Province in 1984 with other located in Mae Hong Son, Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi provinces. In the camps de…

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2nd Conversation on Regional Development: Chinese Tourism in Southeast Asia: A Blessing for All?

22 November, 2016 @ 5:00 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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Today tourism is a buzzword for a quick and easy development paradigm. Yet, stories of both glory and horror in tourism abound. The glory stories are often related to income and employment generation, the attraction of foreign exchange, the opportunities that tourism could provide for regional, rural and community development, as well as the opportunity to use tourism as a means for education in history, culture, nature and conservation. The horror stories, on the other hand, tend to emphasize the…

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LGBT Rights Under Siege in Indonesia: Public Lecture by Dede Oetomo

29 November, 2016 @ 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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SEA Junction is collaborating with APCOM and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia Heinrich to organize a public lecture by renowned Indonesian LBGT activist and Chair of APCOM, Dédé Oetomo on 29 November 2016 at 5-7pm. He will provide an in-depth analysis of the wave of attacks to LGBT people and communities in the context of the current socio-political and religious situation of Indonesia. The lecture is part of the 10 year anniversary celebration of APCOM and will also serve…

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December 2016

Lecture on Impacts of ASEAN Regional Integration on Health and Health Care for Students of Master Program in Global Health, Thammasat University

2 December, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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The lecture to be given by the Founder and Executive Director of SEA Junction, Rosalia Sciortino for students of the MPH in Global Health on 2 December at 2-5pm at SEA Junction will provide an analysis of the impacts of ASEAN regional integration on health and health care in the region. It will discuss the suggested benefits and the potential risk of increased liberalization and commercialization of health care at the regional level. In particular it will be argued that…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

3 December, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4 December, 2016 @ 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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The SEA Junction’s Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair is a monthly event on the first weekend of each month in the space in front of SEA Junction, Room 408, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 11 am to 7 pm. The Mini Book Fair showcases a limited collection of books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books: (1) New books from Silkworm Books from Thailand, Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia and other recognised publishers with…

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Screening of “Sound of Silence” and Discussion with the Director Thet Oo Maung

17 December, 2016 @ 4:30 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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On 17 December 2017, SEA Junction will screen the documentary by Mynmar director, editor and produce Thet Oo Maung "Sound of Silence". The film’s storyline, follows former Tatmadaw soldier Saw Aye Thein as he adjusts to life after losing both his legs to a landmine . A poignant meditation on the experiences of people with disabilities in Myanmar.  This 21 minutes long film was screened at "Human Rights and Human Dignity International Film Festival, 2014" in 2014. In 2015, It…

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One Myanmar: Documentary Screening, Books Presentation and Panel Discussion on Diversity in Contemporary Myanmar

18 December, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
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Myanmar/Burma is an incredibly diverse country, but this cultural richness does not come without a number of serious political challenges. The democratic transition leading to the landslide victory of the National League for Democracy and its President and long-time opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, while bringing hopes of freedom, transparency and good governance has also exacerbated ethnic and religious tensions, especially to the Muslim Rohingya community and other ethnic groups in the border area. In this context, a group of…

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January 2017

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

7 January, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 8 January, 2017 @ 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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The SEA Junction’s Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair is a monthly event on the first weekend of each month in the space in front of SEA Junction, Room 408, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 11 am to 7 pm. The Mini Book Fair showcases a limited collection of books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books: New books from Silkworm Books from Thailand, Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia and other recognised publishers with an…

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Precarious Migration; Voices of Undocumented Cambodian Migrants

15 January, 2017 @ 4:30 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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In June 2014 undocumented migrants were expelled from Thailand. Over the following two-week period approximately 230,000 undocumented Cambodian migrants fled and returned home. The exhibition to be held at SEA Junction on 15 January 2017 at 4-6pm shares the experience of migrants and their families during this period in comic book form. The posters with enlarged reproduction of selected pages of the comic as well as the comic itself are part of a research conducted in Cambodian villages close to…

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Launching Photo Exhibition “Harsh Life on Shore: Migrant Workers in the Thai Fishing Industry”

28 January, 2017 @ 4:30 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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In recent years, the harsh labor practices and poor living and work conditions of migrants from Cambodia and Myanmar in the fishing and seafood industry in Thailand have received international attention and prompted demands for systemic reform. Photographer Rahman Mahmud's insights powerfully illustrate the Cambodian migrant children, women and men who sustain the industry with their exploited labor. In his words: “I have spent hours during the day in a fishing pier. A vessel arrives, the workers on board unloads…

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Photo Exhibition “Harsh Life on Shore: Migrant Workers in the Thai Fishing Industry”

29 January, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5 February, 2017 @ 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 recent years, the harsh labor practices and poor living and work conditions of migrants from Cambodia and Myanmar in the fishing and seafood industry in Thailand have received international attention and prompted demands for systemic reform. Photographer Rahman Mahmud's insights powerfully illustrate the Cambodian migrant children, women and men who sustain the industry with their exploited labor. In his words: “I have spent hours during the day in a fishing pier. A vessel arrives, the workers on board unloads…

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February 2017

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

4 February, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5 February, 2017 @ 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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The SEA Junction's Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair is a monthly event on the first weekend of each month in the space in front of SEA Junction, Room 408, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 11 am to 7 pm. The Mini Book Fair showcases a limited collection of books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books: New books from Silkworm Books from Thailand, Indonesia and Yayasan Pustaka Obor of Recognised publishers with an…

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Art Works Exhibition “Post-Traumatic Art Disorder: Aesthetics and Activism in Singapore”

11 February, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 17 February, 2017 @ 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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In this public lecture on 10 February 2017 at 4.30-6.30 PM Singaporean visual artist Seelan Palay speaks on his process as an artist and activist responding to the socio-political context of Singapore and the concerns and complex conditions found in our present-day, globalized society. He aims to elaborate on what it means to practice art and the freedom of expression despite multiple structures of power and control. The presentation includes images and videos of past works, as well as an…

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Public Lecture “Post-Traumatic Art Disorder: Aesthetics and Activism in Singapore”

11 February, 2017 @ 4:30 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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In this public lecture on 10 February 2017 at 4.30-6.30 PM Singaporean visual artist Seelan Palay speaks on his process as an artist and activist responding to the socio-political context of Singapore and the concerns and complex conditions found in our present-day, globalized society. He aims to elaborate on what it means to practice art and the freedom of expression despite multiple structures of power and control. The presentation includes images and videos of past works, as well as an…

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Launching Photo Exhibition “Facing Trance in Indonesia”

18 February, 2017 @ 4:30 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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If the face is the mirror of a soul, then what should reflect one's who is or is believed to be in trance or possessed by spirits? The exhibition to be held on 18-25 February at SEA Junction is an attempt by the photographer Eva Rapoport to find answers to this question. She does this by documenting Kuda Lumping ("flat or leathered horse"), a traditional Javanese trance performed in traditional village ceremonies of transition for births, circumcision, marriage, house dedication…

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Photo Exhibition “Facing Trance in Indonesia”

19 February, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 22 February, 2017 @ 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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If the face is the mirror of a soul, then what should reflect one's who is or is believed to be in trance or possessed by spirits? The exhibition to be held on 18-25 February at SEA Junction is an attempt by the photographer Eva Rapoport to find answers to this question. She does this by documenting Kuda Lumping ("flat or leathered horse"), a traditional Javanese trance performed in traditional village ceremonies of transition for births, circumcision, marriage, house dedication…

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Naive Painting Class and Exhibition by Erica

25 February, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5 March, 2017 @ 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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In the week of 25 February to 4 March, painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni will provide 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. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing…

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Naive Painting Class and Exhibition by Erica

25 February, 2017 @ 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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In the week of 25 February to 4 March, painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni will provide 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. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing…

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Naive Painting Class and Exhibition by Erica

26 February, 2017 @ 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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In the week of 25 February to 4 March, painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni will provide 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. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing…

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Naive Painting Class and Exhibition by Erica

28 February, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 the week of 25 February to 4 March, painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni will provide 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. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing…

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March 2017

Naive Painting Class and Exhibition by Erica

1 March, 2017 @ 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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In the week of 25 February to 4 March, painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni will provide 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. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing…

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Naive Painting Class and Exhibition by Erica

2 March, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 the week of 25 February to 4 March, painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni will provide 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. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing…

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Naive Painting Class and Exhibition by Erica

4 March, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5 March, 2017 @ 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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In the week of 25 February to 4 March, painter Erica Hestu Wahyuni will provide 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. Born in Yogyakarta, Java in 1971, Erica started painting in primary school, joining a children’s drawing…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

11 March, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12 March, 2017 @ 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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The SEA Junction’s Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair is a monthly event on the first weekend of each month in the space in front of SEA Junction, Room 408, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 11 am to 7 pm. This month, however, the  Mini Book Fair has been moved to the second weekend due to the painting exhibition in the previous weekend. The Mini Book Fair showcases a limited collection of books on various aspects of Southeast Asia…

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Public Lecture “The Making of Yangon Echoes” by Virginia Henderson & Tim Webster

25 March, 2017 @ 4:30 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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Public Lecture "The Making of Yangon Echoes: Doing Oral Histories and Heritage Reseach In Myanmar" by Virginia Henderson & Tim Webster   I Can Defend Myself: Helen and Kitty, Shwe Taung Dan Street   The public talk by Virginia Henderson and Tim Webster will be an exploration of notions and values of heritage and home, based on their book "Yangon Echoes". They will also delve into what it implies to do oral histories and heritage research in Myanmar as a…

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How Thai Media Made “Gay Bangkok” by Emeritus Professor Peter A Jackson

28 March, 2017 @ 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

How Thai Media Made “Gay Bangkok”. Print Media and Activism in Thai Lesbian, Gay and Kathoey History 1965 to 2010 by ” by Emeritus Professor Peter A Jackson. Thailand is well known internationally for its highly visible, diverse and increasingly vocal transgender, lesbian and gay cultures and communities.  In international media, both in the West and in much of Asia, Thailand is often highlighted for its so-called cultural “tolerance” of gender and sexual diversity.  However, in his public talk at…

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April 2017

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

1 April, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2 April, 2017 @ 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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The SEA Junction’s Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair is a monthly event on the first weekend of each month in the space in front of SEA Junction, Room 408, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 11 am to 7 pm. This month, however, the Mini Book Fair has been moved to the second weekend due to the painting exhibition in the previous weekend. The Mini Book Fair showcases a limited collection of books on various aspects of Southeast Asia…

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Angklung Class

8 April, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 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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The angklung is a musical instrument popular across Southeast Asia, which originated from the provinces of West Java and Banten in Indonesia. The instrument is made of bamboo tubes attached to bamboo frame that have a resonant pitch when struck. The musical sounds are attained shaking the instrument.  Musicians play different notes that combined make up a melody, On November 18 2010 UNESCO officially recognized the angklung as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage, SEA Junction in collaboration with…

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Screening and Discussion “Calalai: In-Betweenness”

9 April, 2017 @ 5:30 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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Recently transgender women and men have received unprecedented attention in the West: celebrity trans* people like Caitlyn Jenner, the controversy of the bathroom bills in some American states and recognition of legal genders other than female and male, are daily fare in the media. Even mainstream publications like National Geographic and Time publish special issues on the “gender revolution.” But other cultures have, since time immemorial, recognized multiple, non-binary genders, such as the five genders known in Indonesia’s Bugis culture…

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Indonesian Reverse Glass Paintings Exhibition

15 April, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 22 April, 2017 @ 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks.   Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He…

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Launching Indonesian Reverse Glass Painting Exibition

15 April, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks.   Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He…

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Indonesian Reverse Glass Painting Workshop

15 April, 2017 @ 4:30 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks.   Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He…

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Indonesian Reverse Glass Painting Workshop

16 April, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks.   Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He…

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“Garbage” Wayang Making & Colouring Workshop

16 April, 2017 @ 4:30 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks. Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He cares…

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Indonesian Reverse Glass Painting Workshop

18 April, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks.   Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He…

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“Garbage” Wayang Making & Colouring Workshop

19 April, 2017 @ 5:00 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks. Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He cares…

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“Garbage” Wayang Making & Colouring Workshop

20 April, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks. Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He cares…

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Indonesian Reverse Glass Painting Workshop

21 April, 2017 @ 5:00 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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During 15-22 April SEA-Junction will offer workshops on reverse glass paintings and workshops on making and coloring wayang made by recycled plastic bottles  ('garbage' shadow poppets or wayang uwuh) facilitated by Indonesian painter Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo. His reverse glass paintings will also be exposed during the entire weeks.   Iskandar Harrdjodimuljo is an autodidact painter and artist who has had many group and solo exhibitions in Indonesia and his work is appreciated by local and foreign collectors and art lovers. He…

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Angklung Class

22 April, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 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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The angklung is a musical instrument popular across Southeast Asia, which originated from the provinces of West Java and Banten in Indonesia. The instrument is made of bamboo tubes attached to bamboo frame that have a resonant pitch when struck. The musical sounds are attained shaking the instrument.  Musicians play different notes that combined make up a melody, On November 18 2010 UNESCO officially recognized the angklung as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage, SEA Junction in collaboration with…

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(Un)Managing the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Asia?

22 April, 2017 @ 4:30 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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Policies and practices developed by ASEAN member states in managing refugee crisis are mostly marked by their changeable, ad-hoc, and optional characteristics. Since most of them are not signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, any policies and practices that do emerge are not necessarily obligatory and compliance is not guaranteed. Moreover, they tend to endorse the national interests, particularly in terms of domestic security and development, rather than to prioritize the interest and destiny of refugees.…

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May 2017

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

6 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 7 May, 2017 @ 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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Like previous months, every first weekend of the month, SEA Junction will hold a mini book fair in the space in front of SEA Junction to showcases a limited collection of new and used books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books: New books from recognised publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand and Yayasan Pustaka Obor of Indonesia. New and used books that are doubles to…

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Launch of the “Rice of Southeast Asia” Series: 1st Public Lecture on Origin of Tai Ancient Culture by Tongtham Natjuumnong

13 May, 2017 @ 4:00 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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On 13 March at 4-6.30 PM, the first public lecture of the series the "Rice of Southeast Asia" will be held at SEA Junction. The series organized by SEA Junction in collaboration with Asiatopia International Performance Art and E-Shann Way Magazine focuses on rice as a core element of Southeast Asian cultures. All dimensions of rice, from culture to science and agriculture will be discussed in a series of lectures, exhibitions and other events. To launch the series, Tongtham Natjumnong; editor…

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Concert of Bang Khnai Music Band

20 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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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Concert of Bang Khnai Music Band For the first time, SEA Junction will host a concert, the Bang Khnai Music Band, at its venue on Saturday 20th May from 10.30 am to 12.30pm. The Bang Khnai Music Band combines Thai string and musical instruments that was popular in Bangkok around 100 years ago. The Bang Khnai Band mostly performs well known traditional Thai music composed by famous musicians such as: Laos Duang Doen, Khamen Sai Yok as well as Ratri…

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Book Launching “When Blood and Bones Cry Out: The Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation in Thai Society” (In Thai language)

21 May, 2017 @ 1:00 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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Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, in collaboration with SEA Junction, will organize the launch of the recently translated book published by the Institute, When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation by John Paul Lederach and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach. It is hoped that the book will provide inspiration for conflict transformation and peacebuilding in Thailand concerning the political conflict at the national level and the conflict in…

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June 2017

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

3 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4 June, 2017 @ 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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Like previous months, every first weekend of the month, SEA Junction will hold a mini book fair in the space in front of SEA Junction to showcases a limited collection of new and used books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books: New books from recognised publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand and Yayasan Pustaka Obor of Indonesia. New and used books that are doubles to…

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Bukber Potluck Party (Closed Event)

10 June, 2017 @ 5:00 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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Perantau Peduli Indonesia (Peduli), an informal group of Indonesians and others who care about Indonesia in Bangkok, will break the fast at SEA Junction on 10 June starting at 5PM.  This potluck party will provide an opportunity to celebrate the ending of the daily fasting together and strengthen community bonds. Please note that this is a closed even and every participant is expected to bring food and/or drinks to share. For information/reservation for our events please email southeastasiajunction@gmail.com   About…

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Telling the Stories of Laos

11 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Garaveck is a small company based in Luang Prabang, Laos, with the aim of promoting and preserving the local traditional stories – myths, legends, and folktales (see www.garavek.com). In the evening shows, Garavek presents a selection of these stories in English for an international audience. On 11 June the cast will change setting and come to SEA Junction for two performances at 1-3PM and at 4-30-6-30PM.  The team is composed by Siphai Thammavong, who act as the storyteller and Vongsakhone…

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Telling the Stories of Laos

11 June, 2017 @ 4:30 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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Garaveck is a small company based in Luang Prabang, Laos, with the aim of promoting and preserving the local traditional stories – myths, legends, and folktales (see www.garavek.com). In the evening shows, Garavek presents a selection of these stories in English for an international audience. On 11 June the cast will change setting and come to SEA Junction for two performances at 1-3PM and at 4-30-6-30PM.  The team is composed by Siphai Thammavong, who act as the storyteller and Vongsakhone…

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Preventing Extremism

17 June, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 17 June 2017, the International Studies (ASEAN-China) Program, Thammasat University,  Kawanfilm and SEA Junction will address the issue of preventing extremism. The event will find place at SEA Junction and consist of the screening the film Jihad Selfie and a follow-up discussion with activist Ruby Kholifah, of AMAN Indonesia and the director Noor Huda Ismail on skype from Melbourne where he is currently doing his PhD on gender and masculinity of Indonesian foreign fighters. The event will find place…

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1st SEA Junction Anniversary

24 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 25 June, 2017 @ 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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SEA Junction, fully ‘Southeast Asia Junction’, is proud to announce that it will be celebrating it’s 1st year anniversary on the 25th of June 2017. For a year already, SEA Junction has strived to realize its aim of facilitating sharing of knowledge and experience on Southeast Asia, whether that be about cultural, economic, political or development themes. We have provided an open library and reading room accessible to everybody with an interest in the topic and we have held a…

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Seeking Health Across the Border

24 June, 2017 @ 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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More and more people travel across international borders for the purpose of receiving medical care. Medical tourism, as this growing phenomenon is commonly called, features prominently in Southeast Asia, with Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore among the top world destinations thanks to relatively lower costs of care, cutting-edge equipment and expertise, and visitors' friendly attitude.  At the receiving end of services, Indonesia is one of the major sending countries for outbound medical tourism as many Indonesians travel to Malaysia or Singapore…

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Launching and Discussion of the Book “Bangkok Rasa Lokal”

25 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Event description in English (Untuk Deskripsi dalam Bahasa Indonesia lihat bawah) On 25 April at 1-3 PM SEA Junction will host the launching of the book "Bangkok Rasa Lokal; Wisata Anti Mainstream di Bangkok dan Sekitarnya" or "Exploring Bangkok like Locals; Anti-Mainstream Destinations in Bangkok and Surroundings". Written by three Indonesian women, Irene Diyah, Decita Tulyastri and Pungki Utami, the book is unique in that it presents their view of Bangkok, as inhabitants of the city, for an Indonesian public.…

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July 2017

Launching and Discussion of the Book “Bangkok Rasa Lokal”

2 July, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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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Event description in English (Untuk Deskripsi dalam Bahasa Indonesia lihat bawah)   On 2 July at 11 AM – 1 PM, SEA Junction will host the launching of the book “Bangkok Rasa Lokal; Wisata Anti Mainstream di Bangkok dan Sekitarnya” or “Exploring Bangkok like Locals; Anti-Mainstream Destinations in Bangkok and Surroundings”. Written by three Indonesian women, Irene Diyah, Decita Tulyastri and Pungki Utami, the book is unique in that it presents their view of Bangkok, as inhabitants of the city, for…

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Creative Workshop “Nurturing vs Punishing”

2 July, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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The issue on violence against children has, for so many years now, caught the attention of various states and regions globally, including Southeast Asian countries. One specific issue on violence against children that urgently needs policy and social action is the practice of corporal punishment, defined by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child as “any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light. ... In…

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“Sittwe” Screening and Discussion

6 July, 2017 @ 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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SEA Junction event on 6 July 2017 at 5-7 PM focuses on ethnic and religious conflict in Myanmar and possible approaches to peace. The program consists of the screening of the short documentary "Sittwe" and a follow-up discussion with the director Jeanne Hallacy and co-producer and peace activist U Myo Win of the Smile Education and Development Foundation, Yangon. Sittwe tells about two teenagers in Burma's Rakhine state who were displaced by communal violence in 2012: a Muslim girl named…

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“The Borneo Case” Screening and Discussion

7 July, 2017 @ 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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The Thailand premiere of The Borneo Case will be at SEA Junction 7 July at 5.30-7.30PM. The documentary is about the tragic destruction of the rainforests in Sarawak. Shuttling between the jungles of Borneo, the UK and Switzerland; the film seeks to unravel the nexus of power and money behind the devastation of vast tracts of virgin forest. The event is doubly special because Mutang Urud --one of the film's main characters - will be at the screening and will…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

8 July, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 9 July, 2017 @ 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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The mini book fair, held once a month in the space in front of SEA Junction, showcases a limited collection of new and used books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books: New books from recognised publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand and Yayasan Pustaka Obor of Indonesia. New and used books that are doubles to those of SEA Junction’s Library or have been donated to…

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Orientation Classes for MAIDS Students on ASEAN and GMS Regional Integration

25 July, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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SEA Junction Director, Dr. Rosalia Sciortino, will provide two orientation classes at SEA Junction to new students of the Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) of Chulalongkorn Universities. The one-year (MAIDS) program  is one of the first in Southeast Asia to offer multidisciplinary training in international development with a curriculum that integrates academic, technical, managerial, and professional training in the social sciences.communication and democratization (see further http://maids-chula.org) The orientation classes are meant to introduce the students to the topic…

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Public Lecture “ASEAN Development at Fifty” by Michael Vatikiotis

25 July, 2017 @ 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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Former journalist and Southeast Asia expert Michael Vatikiotis of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue will give a public talk at SEA Junction reflecting on development in ASEAN as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Southeast Asia evokes narratives of rapid growth, as a thriving economic hub with an overall annual growth rate of more than 5%.  Yet, a closer look reveals that the benefits and costs of development are not shared equitably among the countries and peoples of the region. Intraregional…

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August 2017

Public Talk “Qilins and Phoenixes: Indonesian Chinese Peranakan Batik” by Irwan Julianto and Jane Kurnadi

4 August, 2017 @ 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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In 2009 batik -- cloths made using a technique of wax-resist dyeing-- was selected for the World Cultural Intangible Heritage list of UNESCO.  This international aknowledgment recognized the contribution of the diverse cultures of Indonesia, and especially of Javanese culture, to the development and sophistication of this outstanding textile art of Southeast Asia. However, it is also important to recognize the influence of other cultures as important sources of inspirations for visual art and textile production since the end of…

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Public Talk on Myanmar Glass Paintings by Catherine Raymond

6 August, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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Art historian Catherine Raymond will give a public talk entitled "Reverse Glass Paintings: From Mandalay to Mae Hong Son and Back Again" on 6 August 2017 at 4-6PM at SEA Junction. Once very popular, this art form originating from Europe, carefully layering pigment on panes of glass—the backs of which were then made opaque—played a considerable role in the inter-Asian trade: both between Europeans and Asian courts, and between China and Southeast Asia. The talk will present the result of…

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Invisible Labor: Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN

10 August, 2017 @ 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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Women migrants are a critical labor force in Southeast Asia, with half out of the estimated 6.9 million migrant workers being women. Yet not much is known about the characteristics, patterns and trends of female migration. Only in recent years, efforts have been made to address this gap and give attention to women’s mobility in the context of ASEAN integration, highlighting the contribution of women migrants to the regional economies as well as the challenges they face. Last month in…

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2nd Event of the “Rice of Southeast Asia” Series: “Rice Tales” by Jittima Pholsawek

12 August, 2017 @ 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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Once upon the time, when rice was as big as a coconut…. กาลครั้งหนึ่ง เมื่อเมล็ดข้าวมีขนาดใหญ่เท่าลูกมะพร้าว....  (For Thai language description see below) Last March, the series the “Rice of Southeast Asia” was launched at SEA Junction with a talk by Tongtham Natjumnong, editor of Siam Rat newspaper, historian, poet, and political commentator on the “Origin of Tai Ancient Culture”. The series organized by SEA Junction in collaboration with Asiatopia International Performance Art and E-Shann Way Magazine focuses on rice as a core element…

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Public Talk by Pairoj Teeraprapa & Kwanpoom Vilaival on the Decorative Designs in Wat Yai Suwannaram Temple

13 August, 2017 @ 11:00 am
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 morning lecture by two graphic experts will highlight the contemporaneity of decorative motifs and designs of the late Ayutthaya period in Wat Yai Suwannaram Temple in Petchaburi Province. According to the description by the Thai Tourism Authority: “the temple, featuring a windowless main shrine hall, houses magnificent 300-year-old murals of mythical angels. Its Sala Kanprian (multi-purpose hall), which was once located in Ayutthaya's Grand Palace, was entirely built of teakwood and decorated with fine woodwork especially at the door panels. There…

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Workshop on Silk-Screen Printing Created from Ayutthaya Stencil Patterns by Kwanpoom Vilaival

13 August, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Following the morning lecture at SEA Junction on 13 August 2017 by two graphic experts on the contemporaneity of decorative motifs and designs at Wat Yai Suwannaram Temple in Petchaburi Province, a related workshop will be held in the afternoon at the same venue by one of the speakers, former stylist and Thai art designer Kwanpoom Vilaival. The workshop, which is open to both adolescents and adults, aims to teach how to apply the traditional motifs of the late Ayutthaya…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

26 August, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 27 August, 2017 @ 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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The mini book fair, held once a month in the space in front of SEA Junction, showcases a limited collection of new and used books on various aspects of Southeast Asia consisting of two kinds of books:   New books from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand and Yayasan Pustaka Obor of Indonesia. New and used books that are doubles to those of SEA Junction’s Library or have been donated…

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September 2017

Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

9 September, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 10 September, 2017 @ 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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3rd Event of The Rice of Southeast Asia Series: Tarawangsa Harvesting Music

17 September, 2017 @ 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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Tarawangsa is a traditional, sacred music in West Java, Indonesia, which is played during the harvesting ceremony to welcome Dewi Sri (the Goddess of rice), while entertaining the community. Tarawangsa is played with a simple string instrument locked within 42 standard compositions. The performance with tarawangsa music can be played differently in various parts of West Java such as Sumedang, Tasikmalaya, Bandung and among the Baduy community in Banten., but always occur during the rice harvest ceremony. In each tarawangsa…

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Safe from the Start: Panel Discussion on Migrants’ Protection in Countries of Origin

23 September, 2017 @ 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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From April 2015 to May 2017, the Mekong Migrant Network, a sub-regional network of civil society organizations (CSOs) and research institutes conducted a research project to review the labor migration governance mechanisms of countries of origin, including national policies, common practices, and international standards. Through consultation meetings with migrant workers in Thailand and returnees in Cambodia and Myanmar, along with interviews with Cambodian and Myanmar government officials, inter-governmental organizations, and recruitment agencies, the study analyzed the policies and practices of…

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October 2017

Regional Workshop SEARN-SRHR (Closed Event)

3 October, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 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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The Southeast Asia Researcher Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SEARN) is a one year initiative supported by HIVOS through the innovation grants of the Netherlands government. Piloted in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Timor Leste, it aims to bring together sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) researchers, both qualitative and quantitative, in the region and provide greater access to the crucial information they produce but may not be disseminated to a wider audience and end-users. Research and…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

7 October, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 8 October, 2017 @ 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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Class on Philanthropy in Southeast Asia for AIT Students (Closed Event)

11 October, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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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SEA Junction Director, Dr. Rosalia Sciortino, will talk about philanthropy in Southeast Asia to students who are taking the course Gender, Enterprise and Organization, which is offered under the Master in Gender and Development Studies, Department of Development and Sustainability, School of Environment, Resources and Development at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The course covers gender analysis of small-scale enterprises and women workers in the informal economy; social security and protection measures; micro credit; social enterprises; gender analysis of…

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4th Event of the “The Rice of Southeast Asia” Series: Workshop to Create CACALAN: Balinese Rice-dough Offering Figures

14 October, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 15 October, 2017 @ 5:00 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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Offerings on the island of Bali in Indonesia are an artistic tradition for Hindu-Buddhist religious events, rites of passage, ancestral worship, and animistic ceremonies. Palm leaves, flowers, fruits, rice, and meat are shaped and assembled into an enormous variety of symbolic forms, special colors, and specific amounts that are defined according to Balinese cosmology. There are many variations across the island, from village to town to city to region. After the invisible spiritual essence of the offering is offered and…

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4th Event of the “The Rice of Southeast Asia” Series: Workshop to Create CACALAN: Balinese Rice-dough Offering Figures

14 October, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Offerings on the island of Bali in Indonesia are an artistic tradition for Hindu-Buddhist religious events, rites of passage, ancestral worship, and animistic ceremonies. Palm leaves, flowers, fruits, rice, and meat are shaped and assembled into an enormous variety of symbolic forms, special colors, and specific amounts that are defined according to Balinese cosmology. There are many variations across the island, from village to town to city to region. After the invisible spiritual essence of the offering is offered and…

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4th Event of the “The Rice of Southeast Asia” Series: Workshop to Create CACALAN: Balinese Rice-dough Offering Figures

15 October, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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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Offerings on the island of Bali in Indonesia are an artistic tradition for Hindu-Buddhist religious events, rites of passage, ancestral worship, and animistic ceremonies. Palm leaves, flowers, fruits, rice, and meat are shaped and assembled into an enormous variety of symbolic forms, special colors, and specific amounts that are defined according to Balinese cosmology. There are many variations across the island, from village to town to city to region. After the invisible spiritual essence of the offering is offered and…

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4th Event of the “The Rice of Southeast Asia” Series: Workshop to Create CACALAN: Balinese Rice-dough Offering Figures

15 October, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Offerings on the island of Bali in Indonesia are an artistic tradition for Hindu-Buddhist religious events, rites of passage, ancestral worship, and animistic ceremonies. Palm leaves, flowers, fruits, rice, and meat are shaped and assembled into an enormous variety of symbolic forms, special colors, and specific amounts that are defined according to Balinese cosmology. There are many variations across the island, from village to town to city to region. After the invisible spiritual essence of the offering is offered and…

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Introduction to Students of the International Health Social Sciences Master Program, Mahidol University (Closed Event)

20 October, 2017 @ 6:00 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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Students of the International Health Social Sciences Master Program (IHSSP), Mahidol University will visit SEA Junction to better understand its function as a knowledge resource and also to discuss sexual and reproductive health trends in Southeast Asia. Their visit is part of their study field activity under the course on Gender, Sexuality, and Health, lead by Prof. Dr.  Pimpawun Boonmongkon. Students are from Indonesia, Myanmar and Bagladesh and have diverse backgrounds and area interests. Their research topics include teen pregnancy in Myanmar, child…

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2nd Event Buddhist Art in Southeast Asia: Exploring Buddhist Art in Myanmar

29 October, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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 public talk on 29 October at 11am – 12.30 pm will explore Buddhist arts in Myanmar, starting from the earliest period up to the Mandalay period in the 19th century. Art historian Chedha Tigsanchali introduces stupa Burmese Buddha images, monastery and religious objects from Myanmar and discusses their styles, their iconography as well as their social and cultural function. The lecture will also address the links between Burmese art and other Buddhist schools of art in Southeast Asia. Mainland…

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November 2017

Panel Discussion on Higher Education Cooperation and Students Mobility in ASEAN

2 November, 2017 @ 5:30 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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ASEAN aims to harmonize higher education in the region with the aim to enhance regional competitiveness; build a common ASEAN identity; and foster intraregional economic gains. In particular, efforts have been directed at: (1) fostering education cooperation through comparability of higher education systems using a regional quality assurance and qualifications framework; and (2) allowing greater movement of students and through a common credit transfer system and appropriate support structure and mechanism for student and staff mobility. While a priority for…

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Shift Maps Exhibition

4 November, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4 December, 2017 @ 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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On 4 November 2017 at 5PM, the month-long exhibition “Shift Maps” will be launched at SEA Junction exposing the personal live histories of refugees and migrants living in Bangkok as written and illustrated by them on palm leaf manuscripts made from the Talipot Palm, also known as the ‘Shadow Palm’ (Corypha umbraculifera; Thai: Bai Larn). The bulk of manuscripts were produced in two workshop sessions conducted by Bangkok-based artist Varsha Nair at SEA Junction on 26 and 28 October by…

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Opening Shift Maps Exhibition

4 November, 2017 @ 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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On 4 November 2017 at 5PM, the month-long exhibition “Shift Maps” will be launched at SEA Junction exposing the personal live histories of refugees and migrants living in Bangkok as written and illustrated by them on palm leaf manuscripts made from the Talipot Palm, also known as the ‘Shadow Palm’ (Corypha umbraculifera; Thai: Bai Larn). The bulk of manuscripts were produced in two workshop sessions conducted by Bangkok-based artist Varsha Nair at SEA Junction on 26 and 28 October by…

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GAATW-IS Consultation (Closed Event)

9 November, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10 November, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
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On 9-10 November SEA Junction and our Director as one of the Board Members will host the International Secretariat of the Global Alliance of Traffic in Women (GAATW-IS)  to discuss the findings of the organizational assessment  recently conducted with the aim of identifying and addressing areas of strengths, weaknesses, gaps, challenges, and opportunities in its programming and operational structure, to better enable it to move forward with a clearer vision and strategic direction, and strengthened operations.   At the meeting, GAATW-IS…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

18 November, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 19 November, 2017 @ 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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“All of My Body Was Pain”: Report Discussion by Phil Robertson

24 November, 2017 @ 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 24 November 2017 at 6-7.30 PM at SEA Junction, Phil Robertson, the Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s Asia Division, will discuss the recently launched report "All of My Body Was Pain: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Burma.” The context of the report is the latest attacks against Rohingyas in Rakhine State, which were launched on 25 August 2017 in retaliation for the raids on 30 police posts and an army base allegedly by the Arakan…

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December 2017

Quo Vadis Philippines? Public Lecture by Filipino historian Dr. Maria Serena I. Diokno

9 December, 2017 @ 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 Philippines will rank among the top performers in the region in 2017, yet there are risks related to domestic governance and security developments. Filipino historian Dr. Maria Serena I. Diokno will take a look at her country’s past and present to analyze its current conditions and implications for the future. She will reflect on the rise of populism globally, regionally and in the country and on the combination of new and past traditional forms of leaderships in changing socio-economic…

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The Night Crawlers of Manila: Photojournalism Against the Filipino War on Drugs

10 December, 2017 @ 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 weekend of 9-10 December at SEA Junction is devoted to the Philippines and its current conditions. After the public lecture “Quo Vadis Philippines” on 9 December at 5PM by historian and former chair of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Maria Serena I. Diokno, on 10 December at 5PM, photographer Raffy Lerma will talk about the work and mission of the “Night Crawlers of Manila”. The Night Crawlers is an unofficial group of journalists, some working for media…

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“Bou (Bride)” Screening and Discussion

15 December, 2017 @ 5:30 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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According to UNHCR there were 59,100 Rohingya refugees last June in Malaysia, but it is generally assumed that the numbers are much higher. While a lot has been said about trafficking to escape conflict, less attention has been given to the impact on women and girls.  The Malaysian director, Mahi Ramakrishnan is trying to address this gap. In her documentary, Bodies for Sale –shown at SEA Junction last year-- she exposed how Rohingya women and girls become victims of sexual…

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Fiery Funeral: Cremation Rites in Bali by Garret Kam

21 December, 2017 @ 5:30 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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This presentation by culture expert and artist Garret Kam to be held on 21 December at 5.30PM at SEA Junction will describe the spectacular rituals used by Hindu-Buddhist Balinese in Indonesia to cremate their dead and set them free from worldly ties. The speaker will use photo images and videos to describe the complex ceremonies including the use of funeral effigies. Similarities and differences with cremation rites in Thailand will also be discussed.  A lecture on the same topic was…

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