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Meet creators and scientist who will inspire you how to transform wood into an unexpected design at Would Change Challenge MEETUP!

Tue, February 2, 2021  UTC+07:00

16:00 – 19:00

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  • FabCafe is supporting the Would Change Challenge! We are looking for ideas from Japan and abroad for unprecedented experiences, communicative tools and uses of Japanese wood. Entries can take any form, including concept images, videos, prototypes as well as products, service, and community activities which have not entered the market. 

    Entry period: WED, NOV 18, 2020 – MON, FEB 15, 2021
    For more information and to apply:
    Would Change Challenge AWRD Application Page

Meet creators and scientist who will inspire you how to transform wood into an unexpected design at the Would Change Challenge MEETUP! Please mark your calendar and join our online party and talk on February 2nd, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm (Bangkok-time)!

What is the WOULD CHANGE CHALLENGE?

About 70% of Japanese land area is forest, and about half of these forests were planted by people after the war. Half of the planted forests are more than 50 years old and now entering a period of use.

What is needed to keep the forests in Japan healthy for a long time is for people to repeat the cycle of “harvest, use, plant and grow” for these planted forests. In other words, the “use” of the Japanese wood is an important driving force to keep this cycle going.

What can we do to use the Japanese wood, which is now an abundant resource in Japan?

This project takes a creative approach to the expansion of the Japanese wood usage and endeavors to change (transform, convert, update, expand) the appeal and visibility of the Japanese wood and the “view of wood”. No special wood processing skills or expertise are required. We are looking for ideas not only from creators who are already using wood in their work, but also from those who are eclectic about wood and forests and would like to use it in the future.

What kind of new wood ideas are already coming out of FabCafe Bangkok ?
See how a uniquely Thai perspective gives Japanese wood new potential in a modern world in the Would Change Challenge Ideathon event report!

 

TIMELINE

INTRO
15:00 – 15:30 Reception
15:30 – 15:40 Welcome message from FabCafe Bangkok Co-founder, Kalaya Kovidisith
15:40 – 15:50 Input talk about Japanese Wood by Director of Wood Utilization, Forestry Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries JAPAN Asako Nagano

SESSION 1
16:00 – 16:40 #CRAFT Inspiration talk by Woodwork Designer, Piboon Amornjiraporn
16:40 – 17:20 #MATERIALITY Inspiration talk by Material Specialist, Dr. Dararat Mekkriengkrai
17:20 – 17:30 Break

SESSION 2
17:30 – 18:10 #UNEXPECTABILITY #ACTIVITY Inspiration talk by Creative Director, Prang Lerttaweewit
18:10 – 18:50 #UNEXPECTABILITY Inspiration talk by Creative Director, Pantavit Lawaroungchok

CLOSING
18:50 – 19:00 Closing words from FabCafe Co-founder, Kalaya Kovidisith
19:00 ~ VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

SPEAKERS

  • Asako Nagano

    Director of Wood Utilization Division, Forestry Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

    After joining the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1994, she studied abroad in France, and was assigned to the Biomass Nippon Strategy Study Team, International Coordination Division, and Dentsu Inc. After serving as Director of the Food Industry Environment Policy Office and Head of the Press Office, Minister’s Secretariat, she was appointed to her current position in April 2018.

    After joining the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1994, she studied abroad in France, and was assigned to the Biomass Nippon Strategy Study Team, International Coordination Division, and Dentsu Inc. After serving as Director of the Food Industry Environment Policy Office and Head of the Press Office, Minister’s Secretariat, she was appointed to her current position in April 2018.

  • Piboon Amornjiraporn

    Director of Plural Designs

    In addition to his background in architecture, Piboon is also an expert in furniture design and woodworking design. He has created numerous works of art that combine form, material, function, and manufacturing processes. He embodies the name of his design studio, Plural Designs, in his own work. His work is characterized by a combination of factory fabrication and digital fabrication, and has won numerous design awards including Demark and G-Mark.

    In addition to his background in architecture, Piboon is also an expert in furniture design and woodworking design. He has created numerous works of art that combine form, material, function, and manufacturing processes. He embodies the name of his design studio, Plural Designs, in his own work. His work is characterized by a combination of factory fabrication and digital fabrication, and has won numerous design awards including Demark and G-Mark.

  • Dr. Dararat Mekkriengkrai

    Material Specialist at Material ConneXion Bangkok (MCXB)

    Dararat Mekkriengkrai is a Material Specialist at Material ConneXion Bangkok (MCXB), part of the Creative Innovation Department at the Thai Creative Design Center (TCDC). She works closely with suppliers and research institutions to match innovations, is a key person in consulting projects and research support for TCDC access clients, and a lecturer on materials and technology. Her research interests include natural rubber, biopolymers and bioplastics. Dr. Dalalat Mekkriengkrai has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry, an M.Sc. in Polymer Science and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Technology.

    Dararat Mekkriengkrai is a Material Specialist at Material ConneXion Bangkok (MCXB), part of the Creative Innovation Department at the Thai Creative Design Center (TCDC). She works closely with suppliers and research institutions to match innovations, is a key person in consulting projects and research support for TCDC access clients, and a lecturer on materials and technology. Her research interests include natural rubber, biopolymers and bioplastics. Dr. Dalalat Mekkriengkrai has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry, an M.Sc. in Polymer Science and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Technology.

  • Prang Lerttaweewit

    President and Creative Director at Another New Design Studio

    Prang Lerttaweewit is the President and Creative Director of Another New Design Studio. Prang has a Master’s degree in UX Design from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Prang currently lives in Bangkok and has worked on projects in Thailand, Scandinavia and the tropics.

    Prang Lerttaweewit is the President and Creative Director of Another New Design Studio. Prang has a Master’s degree in UX Design from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Prang currently lives in Bangkok and has worked on projects in Thailand, Scandinavia and the tropics.

  • Pantavit Lawaroungchok

    Apostrophy's Creative Director

    Pantavit is the Creative Director of Apostrophy’s, a group of new wave designers working in the fields of visual design, motion graphics, animation, game applications, lighting, programming design, media technology, installation art, interior design, and architecture. Apostrophy’s is a works on the theme of “new media” that provides consumers with more information channels in the fields of visual design, motion graphics, animation, game applications, lighting and programming design

    Pantavit is the Creative Director of Apostrophy’s, a group of new wave designers working in the fields of visual design, motion graphics, animation, game applications, lighting, programming design, media technology, installation art, interior design, and architecture. Apostrophy’s is a works on the theme of “new media” that provides consumers with more information channels in the fields of visual design, motion graphics, animation, game applications, lighting and programming design

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Tue, February 2, 2021 16:00 – 19:00 UTC+07:00

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