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Isan Materials: Indigenous knowledge meets eco-friendly craftsmanship

  • (Talk)
  • When: 27 October 2009 | 14:00-16:30
  • Where: Auditorium, TCDC

Learn more about materials in Isan (North East region) through way of life, culture and sustainable local wisdom. And find out how the unique and eco-friendly local materials can be used in product design and generate income for the community.

By Thanasit Chantaree, Lecturer in Faculty of Architecture, Khon Kaen University
Ruangurai Chapae, Owner of luffa products “Tai Mueng Pia”
Praphaiphan Deangjai, Reviver of indigo dyed cloth
Anunta Intra-Aksorn, Content Management, TCDC – Moderator

Learn more about materials in Isan (North East region) through way of life, culture and sustainable local wisdom. And find out how the unique and eco-friendly local materials can be used in product design and generate income for the community.

In this talk, Ruangurai Chapae, president of Tai Mueng Pia group, Baan Pai District, Khon Kaen, will share her experience of using surrounding materials in order to create an income stream and job opportunities to community based on sufficiency business administration. Using design, she adds value to luffa by creating products such as shoes, lamp and animal-shaped luffa scrubber, which are exported to European and Asian markets. Rueng-urai also found a knowledge center for the youth to learn about and carry on their local products.

Praphaiphan Deangjai is the founder of Thita Natural Indigo Dyed Cloth group, whose products are competitive in the global market. She will share her revived ancient indigo dye technique dated back thousands of years. Thita’s cloth is eco-friendly with UV-protection and herbal attributes.

Assistant Professor Thanasit Chantaree, lecturer in architecture, will share his experience in design development with suppliers from Isan communities and explain how cultural understanding, way of life and local wisdom bring about success in product design and development.

Agenda:


13:00 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 16:00 Talk: “Isan Materials: Green Wisdom”
16:00 – 16:30 Q & A
16:30 Afternoon tea at Material ConneXion® Bangkok

Free Admission
Reserve your seat at TCDC Information Counter, Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

Remark:

  1. Advance phone reservation is recommended.

  2. On-site registration opens one hour before the scheduled start time. For those who have made advance reservation, please register to confirm your seat at least 30 minutes before the event starts.

  3. The talk is suitable for students, designers, entrepreneurs, and everyone interested in eco-friendly product design and development.

  4. Conducted in Thai only

  5. Parking fee is subject to The Emporium’s terms and conditions. TCDC will provide free 2-hour parking coupon for attendees.

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Organized by Material ConneXion® Bangkok

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