Preparing to launch its first Bangkok Design Week between 27 January and four February, the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) hopes to advertise the Thai capital as a rising centre of arts and innovation.
Though Bangkok has been home to a rising arts motion over the previous couple of years, the northern metropolis of Chiang Mai has lengthy cultivated its cool fame as a artistic capital and hub for artists. Since 2014 TCDC’s annual Chiang Mai Design Week has served as a significant draw for art-loving Bangkokians and others within the metropolis and nation’s artistic output.
Now within the Big Mango, the primary Bangkok Design Week guarantees to carry collectively native and worldwide skills across the theme of “New-ist Vibes,” hoping to discover concepts and insights about the way forward for town. With artwork showcases, exhibitions, symposiums, a artistic market, networking occasions, and even a barge reworked right into a floating park that individuals can hang around on, the schedule is filled with alternatives for guests to have interaction with Thai artwork and participate in conversations concerning the metropolis’s improvement and the way forward for design.
Taking place throughout Bangkok’s many artistic districts, all occasions are situated a brief distance from BTS and MRT routes to make sure straightforward customer entry. By bringing folks to neighbourhoods barely off-the-beaten-path, like Charoen Krung the place the primary TCDC constructing is situated, the competition additionally gives an amazing alternative to find newly-flourishing areas of town.
By Micaela Marini Higgs