Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2011 "Designing Impact: Building sustainable creative business"
18 September - 2 October 2011

The symposium focuses on how the creative power of design can make real and sustainable change in the world.

  • Creative Space Workshop
    Open-house workshops by 33 leading creative studios across Bangkok:
    Propaganda / Greyhound / Sretsis / B.O.R.E.D. / Color Party / Jim Thompson House / Phenomena / Pen-Ek Ratanaruang / IMAGIMAX / Smallroom / LOVEiS / a day / Computer Arts
    Free Admission* See how to apply.
  • International Symposium @TCDC
    1 - 2 October 2011 / Gallery 2, TCDC
    Inspirational lectures by 9 innovative thinkers who meet the needs of the new social era:
    - Tyler Brule, founder of Monocle magazine
    - Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of "Architecture for Humanity"
    - Sanit Wangvichar, Marketing Manager of "Red Bull"
    Ticket Price: 900 baht*/day (Thai and English translation available via headphones)
  • Workshop @TCDC
    Explore the creative working process with leading experts:

    30 September 2011 / Auditorium, TCDC
    9.00 - 13.00 - "Designing with User" workshop by Uday Dandavate
    10.00 - 13.00 - "Creative Process for Innovation" workshop by Hideshi Hamaguchi

    3 October 2011 / Auditorium, TCDC
    10.00 - 13.00 - "Strategic thinking for Product & Brand Development" by Luke Williams
    Ticket Price: 1,500 Baht*/session
  • Trend Talk @TCDC by COTTO
    30 September 2011 / 13.00 - 16.00 / Auditorium, TCDC
    Decipher what the consumer needs to create the ultimate lifestyle product.
  • Trends on Fashion Workshop @TCDC
    24 September 2011 / 10.30 - 16.00 / Auditorium, TCDC
    By Professor Simon Collins, Dean of the School of Fashion, Parsons New School of Design 
    Free Admission

Buy your ticket before September 15 and get special discount!
Click here for more information of the event and how to apply.

"Creative City: Chiang Mai's Creative Potentials" Seminar
1 September 2011 / 9.00 - 17.00 / Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai

Discover the true potential of the people of Chiang Mai through their creative city development and explore Chiang Mai’s industry in terms of its economy and creativity:

  • Presentation of the creative city development study project
    by Dr. Peeradorn Kaewlai, Chairperson of the City Research Unit and lecturer in Architectural Studies, Thammasat University.
  • "Creative City: Chiang Mai's Creative Potentials" talk
  • "The Right Designs for Environments in other Perspectives" workshop
    with o-d-a / object design alliance.
  • "Creating Product Values through Garment Care Label" workshop
    with Dr. Naraporn Rungsimuntakul, an expert from the Textile Analysis Center, Textile Industrial Institute.

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"Siamese Twist" Exhibition (Temporary Exhibition)
4 August - 2 October 2011 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Lobby, TCDC / Free Admission

Explore the twist take on Thai materials from the Material ConneXion Bangkok by 5 Thai designers who created products that showcase their distinctive qualities and endless potential.
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"Spin Around" Mini Exhibition
6 September - 6 November 2011 / 10.30 - 21.00 / TCDC Resource Center / Free Admission

Learn about the general backgrounds of bicycles and discover many sample materials. Enjoy video presentations of bicycle entrepreneurs who will present innovative products and other outstanding related services.
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FREE entrance to Maison&Objet for TCDC members!

TCDC members wishing to visit the world renowned Maison&Objet in Paris, from 9 - 13 September 2011, are invited to contact Promosalons/FTCC to get a free entrance badge.
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"Thai Materials from the Upper North in Creative Economy" Seminar
7 October 2011 / 14.00 - 16.00 / Auditorium TCDC / Free Admission

Learn about local materials from the upper northern region of Thailand through the eyes of Chiangmai creative business owners, such as Saroengrong Wongsavan, creator of the "Rubber Killer" brand; Krisda, manufacturer and designer of "Pan ma kab mue" (made by hand); and Pawin Ramingwong, lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Architecture, University of Phayao.
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The Music@TCDC (Audio-Visual Project)
1 - 31 September 2011 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Kiosk and Living Wallpaper / Free Admission

The Music@TCDC brings you back The Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2010 "Play: From Passion to Business" with recording of lectures by world-renowned speakers such as Kara Johnson (IDEO), Chalermpon Punnotok and Renny Ramakers (DROOG). Enjoy a new jazz band, Hello Manner that will play bebop hard bop jazz.
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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)

September issue - "NEXT DESTINATION" Out now!
read online or pick up at The Shop@TCDC (6th Fl., The Emporium), Nai-In Bookstore, SE-ED, B2S, Chula Bookstore, etc.

View TCDC's Past Exhibitions Online

Explore an online version of TCDC's past exhibitions, where you can view both domestically
and internationally acclaimed design work combined with detailed descriptions of their
concept and design.
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"Pop-Up Paper" (Workshop) Fully booked!!
3 September 2011 / 14.00 - 17.00 / Lobby, TCDC / Free Admission

TCDC would like to invite members to attend the creative "Pop-Up Paper" workshop. Learn the basic techniques in making pop-ups and exercise your creative knowledge by producing imaginative work.
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Permanent Exhibition: "What is Design?"
10.30 - 21.00 / Gallery 1, TCDC / Free Admission

Find out how 10 world's leading countries interpreted their cultural uniqueness into 20th century industrial design. And explore the "genius loci" of industrial design in Thailand.
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Material ConneXion® Bangkok now opens to all TCDC members!
Ongoing / 10.30 - 21.00 / Material ConneXion® Bangkok / Free Admission

Asia’s first innovative design materials library now offers all TCDC members the chance to explore materials used by leading international designers. Find your inspiration from over 4,500 material samples from around the world today.
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Publications from TCDC (All in Thai language)

- "Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking Is A Proper Job" by John Howkins
The book continues to build on subjects previously explored in The Creative Economy, this investigative study applies ecological principles to the concepts of creativity, innovation and development of new ideas.
Price: 245 Baht

- "New Directions in Thai Materials" Book
"Every material has a story to tell…" This book showcases the range of materials currently being explored by designers and manufacturers in Thailand to reveal the influences and material approaches at play in Thai design today.
Price: 1200 Baht

- T-Shirt and Suits
When "t-shirts" represents the enthusiasm of "creativities and imagination", while "suits" becomes the symbol of the "business world"; what will happen when people in the era of creative economy choose to wear suits over t-shirts?
Price: 250 Baht

- Baht & Brains
This book accompanies the "Baht & Brains" travelling exhibition which introduces the concept of Creative Economy as a new engine of economic development to the public.
Price: 650 Baht

- Plean Lok Rob Tua - Transform The Surroundings
This book compiles information about new materials and technology from a wide range of resources. The aim is to raise the importance of new materials and technology that surrounds us which will lead to creative business development by adding value to products and services.
Price: 195 Baht

Out now at The Shop@TCDC, 6th Fl., The Emporium, Nai-In Bookstore, SE-ED, B2S and Chula Bookstore. (All publications are in Thai language)

For more information, please call TCDC Information Counter, tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

TCDC reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice

Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC)
6th Floor The Emporium Shopping Complex 622 Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays), 10.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 2 664 8448 Fax: (66) 2 664 8458