Songkran Holidays

During Songkran national holidays, TCDC Bangkok and TCDC Chiang Mai will be
temporarily closed from Friday 12 April to Tuesday 16 April 2013, and will reopen
on Wednesday 17 April 2013.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

TCDC Chiang Mai

Get ready for the launch of the first center for design know-how and a
hothouse of creative thinking in the country’s upper north behind Muang Mai
Market on April 2!
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Throughout April, TCDC Chiang Mai invites everyone to enjoy the services of
TCDC Resource Center and Material ConneXion Chiang Mai free of charge,
and join us in an exploration of a new perspective on Chiang Mai in our first

“Chiang Mai revisited” Exhibition
2 April - 30 June 2013 / 10.30 - 18.00 / TCDC Chiang Mai / Free Admission

"Chiang Mai Revisited" opens up a new aspect of Chiang Mai in the city's mind
frame driven from within. There will be design and installation work to represent
the expeditions, the opportunity searches and the obstacles in the city
development that are hidden in major parts of the city.

Join the exploration of Chiang Mai as the second home of TCDC through the
study of the complex dynamics of this city and its diverse communities. At the
same time, the locals will get to know their own city through new perspectives
and reevaluate Chiang Mai that they are familiar with, in order to welcome new
potentials of the areas.

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“Designing a Happy Journey: Reviving Kyushu through creativity” Exhibition
16 March - 26 May 2013 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Gallery 2, TCDC / Free Admission

Learn the story behind business success through the case study of Kyushu
Railway Company. Not only from the advancement of technology and effective
management, but the company also achieved a winning combination of “Kyushu’s
elements”, “business acumen” and “design process”. This principle was applied to
every aspect of the rail services and the company became Japan’s biggest provider
of sightseeing railway operations. It also helped boost local businesses both in
agricultural and tourism sectors, and generated income which allowed more local
development and better visiting experience.

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“How Design Can Be Integrated Into Business: A case study of
Kyushu Railway Company” Seminar

15 March 2013 / 10.30 - 13.00 / SFX Cinema, 6th Fl., The Emporium /
Free Admission

Find out how creative thinking can help you develop a successful strategy and
business plan in this seminar with acclaimed designer Eiji Mitooka and Toshihiko
Aoyagi, Managing Director and Director General of Railway Operations Headquarter
of Kyushu Railway Company. Once the company was in deficit but the decision to
change its management approach and redesign its trains and all train-related
products and services had revived the business and Kyushu island’s economy.

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“Ploy Saeng 10 Festival: 10/10” Creative Showcase
Apply Online Free 15 March - 1 May 2013 at

TCDC invites college and university graduates from the class of 2013 to
display their creative graduation work with practical idea at Young Creative
Space. Participants will get the opportunity to join free workshops, enter
TCDC’s designer and creative entrepreneur database at TCDCCONNECT,
and publish your work in Wallpaper* magazine. Your thesis will be displayed
from 27 June - 11 August 2013 at TCDC Bangkok.

For inquiry, please contact Tel. 02 664 7667 ext. 136, 119
(Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 17.30) or via
Facebook page

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“iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography”
6 February - 24 March 2013 / 10.30 - 21.00 / TCDC Lobby / Free admission

See the unusual in the everyday through the eyes of 21 acclaimed street
photographers from around the world. Open in Thailand for the first time,
this UK exhibition is jointly presented by TCDC and British Council.

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“Bangkok Now!” Selected works from the iN-PUBLiC Street Photography workshop
15 February - 14 March 2013 / 10.00 - 21.00 / Bangkok Art and Cultural Center
(BACC) / Free admission

The exhibition presents the selected works from the “Bangkok: Street
Photography Workshop”, a shooting experience on the streets of Bangkok
with feedback and advice from iN-PUBLiC’s key members David Gibson and
Richard Bram. This exhibition is jointly presented by TCDC and the British Council.

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“iN-PUBLiC on Instagram” Activity
14 February - 24 March 2013

Exchange your photography experiences and street stories from your own
perspective on Instagram  by adding the hashtag #TCDCiNPUBLiC to
your photo. Show your Instagram photo at TCDC information counter and get
a souvenir from us free!

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Visual Project@TCDC
1 - 31 March 2013 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Living Wallpaper and Creative Space, TCDC /
Free Admission

Ignite your filmmaker spirit through the selected short films, including the short
animations by Pixar Studios, the number 1 ranked animation maker in the world
and also Oscar-winning film.

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The Music@TCDC
2 - 31 March 2013 / 18.00 - 20.00 / Creative Space, TCDC / Free Admission

Enjoy diverse live music performances from quality bands throughout March at
Creative Space, such as Sōta-Sati (Gary Hall and Golf T-Bone), GA-PI DUB KITCHEN
(Gap T-bone), Stoondio feat. Praewa Yellow fang, Slow Reverse, BeforeChamp,
Tapping acoustic guitar, Basement Tape and Killjoy.

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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)

March issue “CHIANG MAI” is out now!

Read online or pick up at The Shop@TCDC (6th Fl., The Emporium),
Nai-In Bookstore, SE-ED, B2S, Chula Bookstore, etc.

The “Design for Flood” Book

The “Design for Flood” book describes TCDC’s design thinking and working
process that had led to 10 sustainable flood relief prototypes. Understand more
about the idea and process of design thinking, and gain insight from interviews
with the designers of all 10 prototypes. Also included are further development
suggestions for interested manufacturers and entrepreneurs.

Download Free

TCDC Digital Resource Application

TCDC now offers design and creativity resources in a convenient
iPad application format
. Stimulate your thought and get ready for the
new era where new idea and innovative thinking process become the key
to life-changing success.

Permanent Exhibition: "What is Design?"
Ongoing / 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 7,000 material samples from around the world today.

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

“Always Prepare: Living with changes Book
The “Always Prepare: Living with changes” exhibition catalogue explores how
we can prepare for the unexpected disaster. Also included are interviews from
experts in related fields who expressed their views in key topics such as living
with flood from the several perspectives and individual preparation and the
future of the river basin.
Price: 500 Baht

“Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking Is A Proper Job” by John Howkins
The book continues to build on subjects previously explored in The Creative
, 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 (Published in Thai & English versions)
“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.
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“Baht & Brains Book
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” Book
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

Barcode Scanner Service for Platinum Members

Material ConneXion Bangkok now provides "Barcode Scanner Program" service
to help you easily organize your materials. The Barcode Scanner Program is
exclusively available to TCDC Platinum members who have access to Material
ConneXion’s online database.

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For more information, please contact Material ConneXion Bangkok
Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 225.

TCDC Creative Kit

Exercise your creative muscle with TCDC Creative Kit, a fun and easy way to
kick-start your imagination and develop your creative thinking skill. Take your
imagination for a ride with Design Dice and Flip & Find games.

For more information please contact information counter or
02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

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Introducing the New Online Material Database

Material ConneXion has developed the new online material database applications
and added many great features exclusively for Platinum members; get unlimited
access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and
manufacturer contact information which can answer to your material related

To access the new online database, please visit

Non-members can see detailed information of the materials in the database at

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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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.

TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center)
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

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