CHATRI PRAKITNONTHAKAN, SUPITCHA TOVIVICH
What drives us, and what moves us to do what we do nowis the revitalization of the senses and of the curiosity of the young generation. By utilizing participatory methods, we encourage students to seek out and take note of lost, existing and revived physical traces, memories and impressions that form the multiple historical layers of Wang Na that coexist-albeit in varying levels of visibility-in modern day Bangkok.
1. Supitcha Tovivich
Supitcha is currently a lecturer, and was the former Head of the Department of Architecture at Silpakorn University. Her expertise and interests are in participatory design, participatory community development, and empowerment.
2. Chatri Prakitnonthakan
Chatri is an architectural historian and lecturer at Silpakorn University. His current research focuses on the study of the methods by which historians could develop written histories of Thai art and politics in contemporary Thai architecture. Chatri is passionate about the conservation of the historic urban landscape of old Bangkok.
What did the Collaborator do for the Exhibition?
Chatri and Supitcha have teamed up in order to develop a workshop series entitled “Participatory Mapping: Tracing Local Memories of Wang Na.” Inspired from one the oldest maps of The Front Palace, this team focuses on the Front Palace before and after one of the biggest narrative shifts that took within the space: the construction of Rachadomnoen Road. Working with two sets of student from high school and college, the architects seek to map the change that took place from the past to the present, in hopes that students can work together with each other and inhabitants