Author Archives: annaschulenburg

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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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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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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Almost there

Today I remembered sticky rice with Mango and the beautiful fragrant flowerchains that are sold in Bangkok. Over this week, with each day of preparation-sessions, excitement and some nervousness about the gaps that are still to be filled increased, so … Continue reading

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Assumptions, representations and realities

One of the things that stuck with me most from yesterdays pre-fieldtrip presentations were the comments on assumptions made. It sounds obvious that one of the challenges is to read and gather information openly, without making assumptions or judgements and … Continue reading

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