Monthly Archives: May 2011

Transformation; Paving the way to citizenship.

Human being has never been alone. From this assumption, belonging to a society is one of the basic needs of human life. Being part of society means being part of its social, cultural, economical and physical aspects of this society. … Continue reading

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Imagining Baan Mangkong at Bangkok-scale…

On my last day in Bangkok we took the boat from the hotel to Rattanakosin Island. The banks are lined with informally built dwellings, a long line-up of unique spaces, textures and homes. In our second week we had finally … Continue reading

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Quotes to remember…

To write my second blog (on the bus trip back from Koh Chang) I refer back to my notes from the first week of our time in Bangkok.  I have picked out some key quotes that stand out in my … Continue reading

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Participatory Design in Baan Mankong: (Community) Architects or Community Translators?

Listening to Somsook Boonyabancha playing as local was an inspiring experience during our first days in Bangkok. A housing programme for, from and by the poor seems to be possible not only in terms of effectively reaching the population in … Continue reading

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IF ONE OF US IS ARRESTED, EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE TO GO TO JAIL.

18th May 2011: NULICO NETWORK mobilizes for the RIGHT TO LAND OF THE POOR. Nulico Network gathers inside the Ministry of Transportation in support of the over 1000 communities affected by the threat of EVICTION due to the the PLAN … Continue reading

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The Somsook Magic…

All that read and heard, it was truly amazing to meet the person behind the scene and listen to her talk about her baby- CODI. Many doubts and questions became clearer during the presentations of the first few days. But … Continue reading

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Manual Mode: Future questions of Land and alternatives for $

Normally I am known for being attached to my technology in London, however, this trip was also an opportunity for me to revert back to “manual” mode.  With this in mind, I wrote many of my entries and while it … Continue reading

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