Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2019, S2)

Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2019, S2)

INDA Y3 – Vulnerable States, Cluster 3: Theatre of the Everyday
Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2019, S2)
Top Student Award: 'Soi Polo' by Pimboon Wongmesak & Nanna Thaiboonruang

Y3 Cluster Topic: Theater of the Everyday, co-lead with Danny Wills
Keywords: site research, tactile urbanism, street politics, incremental change, architectural agency, community participation, people as infrastructure

In this cluster, we will develop new forms of urban literacy by learning to read and act on the city. We position site research as a design activity, encouraging the use of surveying tools and qualitative research methods to unpack the complexities of urban space. Through measurement, mapping, carefully designed interviews, observation, sketching and data extraction, we will analyse and reimagine the spatial context of vulnerable communities in Bangkok.

The goal of the cluster is to define a grounded and analytical process for contextually sensitive design that promotes community engagement and incremental change. Our projects will not invent realities from foreign concepts but rather they will unfold, discover, modify, extend upon and reveal the inherent identities and ingenuity already present in our sites of interest.

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Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2018, S1)

Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2018, S1)

INDA Y3 – Endemichomes, Cluster 3: Scarcity and Excess
Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2018, S1)

Y3 Cluster Topic: Scarcity and Excess, co-lead with Danny Wills
Keywords: resource, resourceful, infrastructural systems, innovative adaptations, moments, nomads, mobility and temporality. 

Our cluster addresses two primary questions, firstly: how can we learn about resourcefulness from vernacular architecture? The Global Footprint Network has calculated what resources we have (left) and the rate at which we should be using them. This year, we exceeded our yearly quota within 7 months, consuming our natural resources 1.7 times faster than the earth’s ecosystems can replenish them. Unfortunately, we’ve been overshooting these targets since the 1970s. But this year, we did it quicker than ever before. In light of this, vernacular building technologies (and their adaptations over time) are referenced so that we may expand upon our understanding of localised strategies towards resource management. 

And secondly: how can we challenge notions of domesticity and the requirements of a 'standard home' through the study of vernacular living systems? Daily living consolidates a set of inputs and outputs that accommodate our routines and desires. We need to eat, drink, sleep, cleanse and socialize, and we need shelter from the elements. These inputs and outputs form a series of systems that we can analyze, untangle, understand and ultimately redesign. The cluster aims to research vernacular living as a base from which we may challenge our personal understandings of 'home' and 'community', applying these insights to the design of new housing models and/or typologies for Bangkok. 

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Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2018, S2)

Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2018, S2)
Top Student Award runner-up: 'Gucci Gala: The Urban Runway' by Ramita Yibmontasiri

Design Studio, Teaching Instructor (2018, S2)


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Elective, Course Coordinator (2017, Spring)

Seminar Trip, Advisor (2017, Spring)

Design Studio, Advisor (2017, Spring)

Elective, Teaching Instructor (2016, Fall)

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Design Studio (Masters in Urbanism Studies), Design Instructor (2016, Spring)



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