Full stream ahead for Bangkok Design Week

Bangkok Design Week 2021. (Photos courtesy of Creative Economy Agency)

Despite the huge blow of the third Covid-19 wave, Bangkok Design Week has confirmed its return to the capital and adjusted the programme for livestreaming and visual tours so that people can participate online from Saturday to July 31.

Organised by the Creative Economy Agency, this year's festival is designed around the theme "Resurgence Of Possibilities" to fill Bangkok with hope and colour and make it the "Creative City" of Thailand. There will be a variety of innovative activities, ranging from exhibitions and panel discussions to workshops, concerts, art performances, screenings, walking tours and a creative flea market.

Adhering to the strict disease control measures, the festival has expanded its creative borders to four main areas -- Charoen Krung-Songwad, Samyan, Ari-Pradipat and Thong Lor-Ekkamai.

Highlights will include the exhibition "Common Air-rea By CEA x Cloud-floor x UCCN, BKK City Of Design" in collaboration with the Power Development Fund of the Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission, which will be displayed in front of the Grand Postal Building on Charoen Krung Road.

This project offers a prospective model for public spaces incorporating innovations that help mitigate the impacts of small dust particles on human health and improve air quality in enclosed areas by letting in cleaner air through natural filters.

The forum "I Guess, I Try x SC ASSET, Powered By PechaKucha" will showcase creative concepts, ideas and works in various fields. It is set to livestream on Facebook: Bangkok Design Week from 2-7pm on May 15. The audience can try to guess new possibilities through 20 pictures in 20 seconds by 20 people.

The "Envisioning Bangkok" project presents a collection of 12 public artworks and installations to reflect the nature of Bangkok through creative designs that suit the context of public areas, including public utilities and the ways people use them.

Josh Hotel will host the exhibition "Hotel in•ter•rim by Maewtay x Cloud-floor x SP/N x NOSEstory x Decus" to take visitors back to the old days of the Pradipat and Ari areas. Lined with hotels, Pradipat Road was extremely prosperous in the past and became a main route for transport in Bangkok.

Check out the programme at facebook.com/BangkokDesignWeek.

Bangkok Design Week 2021