Monthly Archives: June 2011

Final Thoughts on Bangkok: the Role of Urban Practioners, Promoting Change on Small & Large Scales

Before our final presentation in London we were each asked to state a few sentences of what we learned from the field experience in Bangkok. I learned the limitations of design. I saw that design strategies cannot stand alone, they … Continue reading

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Where to start or end?

To reflect on the Bangkok trip I first try to go backwards from now: The last report includes our collective learning from the trip and so does the post-fieldtrip presentation; the trip itself was eye-and-mind-opening  in many ways (group, bangkok … Continue reading

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Sounds

(This post was written in my notebook. It is from ages ago.) Yesterday in the nightclub I thought about how sound has a space dimension. Sound can be really physical and our perception of the space change complete according to … Continue reading

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Being exposed to Bangkok: First impression ofBangkokwas combined with a nostalgic feeling of home with the high-rises in the background and its skyline where there was little sign ofBangkokat first glance (excluding the cockroaches that looked familiar, specially the ones … Continue reading

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The one and only…post

We have been working in the Bangkok project since last February. After all the readings, the analysis , the discussions, the presentations, I went to Bangkok with a lot of information and analysis in my head that would help me … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Bangkok experience; so what next?

The last few months have been a rollercoaster of intensity. It began with a slowly-slowly build-up approach that progressed rapidly into continuous cycles of head-banging discussions and muted scream-out-loud periods of frustrations sandwiched between calm-down phases of the Bangkok journey. … Continue reading

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The incredible canals (a late Bangkok post)

One of the strong images I keep of Bangkok is the black water of the canals. Seen from far, the water is so dark it looks heavy and almost perfectly mirrors the communities who live along the edges as if … Continue reading

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