Discover the creative district – the main showcase venues of Bangkok Design Week 2020
“Why – Where – How” with four new creative districts of BangkokSamyan is an old bustling Chinese community filled with local restaurants, automotive shops and blacksmiths. The area is now being developed to implement modern creativity with the traditional community. This Rama IV Road neighbourhood has slowly opened up more learning and art spaces from the TCDC COMMONS at IDEO Q Chula-Samyan, Samyan Mitrtown to The Shophouse 1527, a deserted building transformed into the latest art studio. These platforms are available to all designers to pitch their ideas and work together to develop practical work for future use.
A timeless vintage shophouse surrounded by new trendy buildingsShophouses, once a symbol of Samyan, will be turned into a new educational quarter under CU 2040 Master Plan. The project will open new learning platforms and art spaces in various trendy buildings. Other vacant buildings in the area may as well be renovated into commercial estates in the near future. Cloud-floor and IF (Integrated Field), a group of architects and designers, saw the beauty of the charming old shophouses scattered in the district. They decided to renovate one before the Master Plan takes place. Donlaporn Chanachai (Jo) and Nattapong Phattanagosai (Fuse), founders of Cloud-floor, transformed a shophouse no. 1527 standing by Rama IV Road to be the latest art space called The Shophouse 1527. This space will be opened to all designers to present their ideas and actively collaborate for more creative movements in the future. Indulge yourself in the creativity of The Shophouse 1527 and discover the magic of the district filled with memories and bustling community lives of Samyan and its neighbourhood in Bangkok Design Week 2020. Navigate your way through various creative art pieces in the area and get inspired by the perfect mix of the old community and the new atmosphere of the area.
A MUST-SEE Project in Samyan during the Bangkok Design Week 2020Samyan, the hip learning spot where lots of young teens check-in on their social media, has been creatively selected as one of the main showcase areas of the event. Let’s explore Samyan together and discover the creative side of the district. Allow yourself to feel the sense of this creative area via exhibitions, showcases and workshops below:
- The Shophouse 1527 , in partnership with PHKA, created a floral installation called “PHKA: KARMA” showing global warming crisis using flowers as a medium to convey how global warming affects an ecosystem and the social inequality issue at different levels. The 1.5-month-long exhibition presents how pollution has an impact towards urban livings and an environment by nurturing the showcase flowers with contaminated water to exhibit the changes every minute of the showcase.
- MOD is the renovated shophouse located next to Samyan Mitrtown. The 3-storey building was transformed into one floor with an extremely high ceiling showcasing “Data and Space at MOD.” The exhibition shows data and information of Samyan in a digital visualisation format with interesting statistics and quantity of the area such as the number of local restaurants, people and experience data via a wall projection mapping in the building aiming to create an exciting experience for visitors.
- RAWROOM, a renovated shophouse that turned the first floor into a semi-public space exhibiting the story of materials and craftsmanship selected for this building renovation in a permanent and a temporary exhibition. During the Bangkok Design Week, RAWROOM, in cooperation with Light and Equipment (L&E) Plc., presents “Lighting Installation” reflecting the link between the old shophouses with elements of the modern world.
- Child Learning Center organised a workshop to provide a Creative Kid Space inspired by Japanese parental activities with their children such as soap making activity, art painting, Origami art, bag screening and more.
- MOONG Samyan is a shophouse in the nearby district using as a small art gallery exhibiting a photo exhibition called “Meung Tha” questioning Thai society to explore options and relationship between people and empty spaces.
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