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Around the FabCafe World in 180 Days Vol.1 Bangkok “Hack almost Anything” -Silk hacking, rubbish collecting robots, upcycled skatesurf boards and more!

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In this event series, we will invite the leaders of each FabCafe to unravel what issues they are tackling and discover what challenges they are planning to take on in the future. Vol.1 is with Kalaya Kovidisith, Co-founder of FabCafe Bangkok. With their spirit of experimentation and skills in R&D planning, they use all kinds of technologies and are deploying exciting projects in diverse fields.

Thu, July 8, 2021  UTC-04:00

06:00 – 07:00

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100 people

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FabCafe, which was born in Tokyo in 2012, has now spread to cities around the world. Each FabCafe is carrying out creative community activities for society through unique and experimental approaches. In many cases, the Founders of FabCafes around the world had their own career and projects with their own unique backgrounds, skills, savviness in technology and communities before they launched their own FabCafes. They empathized with the spirit of FabCafe and then opened cafes in various places to further expand their activities. One team is developing biomaterials with a research institute, another is organizing a global SDGs educational program, and in response to the corona pandemic, there are also teams that are contributing to the needs of medical professionals by organizing a system to increase production of much needed medical equipment.

With the characteristics of each branch and the scope of their activities ever expanding, we are starting a series of events where the leaders of each branch can introduce their activities in a marathon fashion in order to reconnect and show the diversity and strength of the FabCafe network. This series is called “Around FabCafe for 180 days”, named after the novel “Around the World for 80 days”. Join us as we unravel the activities and unique leaders of each location!

FabCafe Bangkok opened in 2015, and its co-founder, Kalaya Kovidisith, has been creating various projects with her experience in architecture, design computation, and her creative planning skills. At the event, she will talk about how materials become the future of digital fabrication together with Pattanapong Ranurak and Tanet Jirasavekdilok from Divana Wellness Co., LTD

  • Those who are looking for ways to connect technology and culture and deploy in society.
  • Those who are interested in FabCafe branches for their PR/marketing of their services or products.
  • Those who want to explore new business opportunity areas.

The SILK HACK  project: Started in 2019 with TCDC Khon Kaen, the project has since expanded and for this, FabCafe Bangkok has welcomed three chemistry students as new staff members.

Waste Surfer Project: Developed a method of making surfskate boards by upcycling plastic and other materials which otherwise would have become waste. They’ve also created open-source system for the decks and wheels so individuals can customize all the parts themselves.

FABCAFE FIGHT CLUB: planned and executed an event in which participants made themselves into characters by scanning themselves in 3D. Through the self-made video game, players can fight against other players using their own 3D avatars!

FabCafe Bangkok is also now producing an URBAN BOT that collects municipal waste in Khon Kaen and turns it into electricity!

Guest

  • Kalaya Kovidvisith

    FabCafe Bangkok Co-founder

    Kalaya Kovidvisith is Co-founder of FabCafe Bangkok and Managing Director of FABLAB Thailand. She holds Master degree in Design and Computation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research interests focus on how digital fabrication and biotechnology reinforce the changing relationship in industry and create the new business model for the next design generation. Kalaya is Global Entrepreneur Summit Delegate of 2015 and Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin 2016.

    Kalaya Kovidvisith is Co-founder of FabCafe Bangkok and Managing Director of FABLAB Thailand. She holds Master degree in Design and Computation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research interests focus on how digital fabrication and biotechnology reinforce the changing relationship in industry and create the new business model for the next design generation. Kalaya is Global Entrepreneur Summit Delegate of 2015 and Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin 2016.

  • Pattanapong Ranurak

    CEO Divana Spa, d v n international, Dii Wellness Med Spa, Dii Wellness Skincare, Dii Wellness Aesthetic Institute

    Academic Support
    Professional mentor: SCB business cenler@Siam square
    Professional Coach. “GSB 100lomillion 2015” Bangkok. Thailand
    Professional Coach, “Krung Thai Young Enterprise Award 2016”, Bangkok. Thailand Professional Experience Training, THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY. Bangkok, Thailand
    Professional Experience Training, Suan Sunondha Rajabhol University, Bangkok. Thailand Professional Experience Training, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand

    Social Support
    Joining Christmas Tree Charity Project to raising funds for the “Hematological Cancer Research. Thai Red cross and living.etc Magazine
    Supp0rt Product and Service “The Skill Development Center for the Blind”, Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of H.M. THE QUEEN

    Academic Support
    Professional mentor: SCB business cenler@Siam square
    Professional Coach. “GSB 100lomillion 2015” Bangkok. Thailand
    Professional Coach, “Krung Thai Young Enterprise Award 2016”, Bangkok. Thailand Professional Experience Training, THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY. Bangkok, Thailand
    Professional Experience Training, Suan Sunondha Rajabhol University, Bangkok. Thailand Professional Experience Training, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand

    Social Support
    Joining Christmas Tree Charity Project to raising funds for the “Hematological Cancer Research. Thai Red cross and living.etc Magazine
    Supp0rt Product and Service “The Skill Development Center for the Blind”, Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of H.M. THE QUEEN

  • Tanet Jirasavekdilok

    CEO Divana Spa, d v n international, Dii Wellness Med Spa, Dii Wellness Skincare, Dii Aesthetic Institute

    SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES
    • Award “Quality Persons of the Year 2014”, Foundation of Science and Technology Council Thailand
    • Award “Quality Persons of the Year 2015”, Foundation of Science and Technology Council of Thailand
    • Eligible TOP 40 ELLE Men Thailand Year 2015, ELLE Men Magazine

    Academic Support
    Professional men I or: SCB business center @Siam square
    Professional Experience Training, Suan Sunandha Rajabhal University, Bangkok Professional Experience Training,  Bansomdejchaoproya Rajabhat University, Bangkok Professional Experience Training, RBAC. Bangkok
    Professional Experience Training, Mae Fah Luong University, Chiang Rai

    SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES
    • Award “Quality Persons of the Year 2014”, Foundation of Science and Technology Council Thailand
    • Award “Quality Persons of the Year 2015”, Foundation of Science and Technology Council of Thailand
    • Eligible TOP 40 ELLE Men Thailand Year 2015, ELLE Men Magazine

    Academic Support
    Professional men I or: SCB business center @Siam square
    Professional Experience Training, Suan Sunandha Rajabhal University, Bangkok Professional Experience Training,  Bansomdejchaoproya Rajabhat University, Bangkok Professional Experience Training, RBAC. Bangkok
    Professional Experience Training, Mae Fah Luong University, Chiang Rai

Moderator

  • Kelsie Stewart

    FabCafe CCO

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Collaborators

Organizers

  • Nami Urano

    Loftwork Inc. / FabCafe Kyoto Marketing Div.

    Joined Loftwork after graduating from university and worked in Corporate and Marketing at the Shibuya office. Nami was in charge of planning and managing business events, collaboration events, and industry-academia community management. In 2018, Nami moved to Kyoto with the mission of creating new contacts of activities at the Kyoto branch as well as planning and managing events. Nami is interested in creating chaos in a place, based on her experiences in studying social security, living in an international fork highschool in Denmark, and living in a kibbutz in Israel.

    Joined Loftwork after graduating from university and worked in Corporate and Marketing at the Shibuya office. Nami was in charge of planning and managing business events, collaboration events, and industry-academia community management. In 2018, Nami moved to Kyoto with the mission of creating new contacts of activities at the Kyoto branch as well as planning and managing events. Nami is interested in creating chaos in a place, based on her experiences in studying social security, living in an international fork highschool in Denmark, and living in a kibbutz in Israel.

  • Kelsie Stewart

    FabCafe CCO

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

  • Kosuke Kinoshita

    Loftwork Inc. / MTRL・FabCafe Kyoto Marketing and Produce

    Kosuke Kinoshita has been involved in “MTRL (Material)”, which supports co-creation and innovation of manufacturing companies using materials as a starting point, and “FabCafe Kyoto”, a community base where various creators, researchers, and companies gather with the keywords of technology and creation, since its launch. Through online/offline workshop management and exhibition planning production, he is practising “creating a place where chemical reactions occur” and “designing contexts that connect things from different fields.
    https://loftwork.com/jp/people/kousuke_kinoshita

    Kosuke Kinoshita has been involved in “MTRL (Material)”, which supports co-creation and innovation of manufacturing companies using materials as a starting point, and “FabCafe Kyoto”, a community base where various creators, researchers, and companies gather with the keywords of technology and creation, since its launch. Through online/offline workshop management and exhibition planning production, he is practising “creating a place where chemical reactions occur” and “designing contexts that connect things from different fields.
    https://loftwork.com/jp/people/kousuke_kinoshita

Timetable

19:00-19:30

Basic info about FabCafe Bangkok
- Specialities, talents or interests they have
- People or community they work with
- Characteristics of the area where the cafe is located
- Project they have worked on

19:30-20:00

Talk session about their latest work
- The SILK HACK project that TCDC Khon Kaen and FabCafe Bangkok started in 2019
- Guest: Pattanapong Ranurak (Chief Executive Officer, Divana Wellness Co.,LTD)

Information

Date & Time

Thu, July 8, 2021 06:00 – 07:00 UTC-04:00

Venue

Online Session

Fee

Free

Capacity

100 people

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