28 October 2016

Learning Model
10.30 – 12.00
Auditorium, TCDC

Let’s propose the education model for capacity development of Thai designer.


Creative District
13.30 – 15.30
Gallery 2, TCDC

Let’s explore the possibility in development and creation of power to the creative district supporting economic development and bettering life quality.

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Learning Model

For design education, classroom learning alone is not sufficient to unlock the potential of a new generation of designers. Moreover, the education system does not provide an enabling environment that is conducive to curriculum improvement in order to keep pace with the always-changing world at a time when different disciplines are integrated. Designers’ role and thinking must stay abreast of the novelties. Join us in proposing a new platform to develop the potential of Thai designers so they can meet the demands of the changing world.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Rachaporn Choochuey




Asst. Prof. Dr. Rachaporn Choochuey works as an architect and the Design Director of all(zone) Co., Ltd whose works span from architectural design, exhibition, event and environmental design in various forms. She also teaches full time at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University. She writes for a number of design magazines including A+U, Domus, and Hunch, and has been invited as consultant and committee for many architectural institutions. She graduated from Columbia University and the University of Tokyo.

Jarupatcha Achavasmit

Professor of Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, and Founder of Ausara Surface


Jarupatcha Achavasmit is a professor of faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang who has passion in weaving. She founds Ausara Surface to create advance technology woven metal. Besides, she uses art therapy methods to help empowering and healing substance use disorder patience at 3 provinces in Southern border. With her passion and perseverance for textiles, she receives Thailand Designer of the Year (Textiles) from Design Excellence Award (DEmark).

Pornthep Chatpinyakoop

Professor of school of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)


Pornthep Chatpinyakoop, former director of Knowledge Exchange Center (KX), former Head of Industrial Design Program and the director of Research and Design Services Center (REDEK) at school of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), has more than fifteen years’ experience in teaching industrial design and extensive research in human-centered design as well as the relationship between products, culture and society.
He has been regularly invited to speak at many design conferences and give special lectures at leading universities, both in Thailand and abroad.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Takerng Pattanopas

Visual Art Artist and Co-Founder of CommDe, Chulalongkorn University


Asst. Prof. Dr. Takerng Pattanopas is a visual art artist and co-founder of CommDe, an international program of the department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chalalongkorn University. His contemporary arts are exhibited in Europe and America and written articles in several contemporary art magazines such as Frieze, Art in America, Flash Art and Art Asia Pacific. He graduated from University of Wales Institute and University of Gloucesershire, UK.

Creative District

When value is added to a neighborhood, it brings about economic development, which enhances the quality of life of the community. In the age when different sciences are integrated, experts of various fields can collaborate; this means any stakeholder can take part in an effort to develop their district. Join us in sharing your visions with a group of people who have successfully pushed for a creative district. Learn from their experience to develop the country creatively, starting from your neighborhood.

Duangrit Bunnag




Duangrit Bunnag is a renowned award-winning architect. He has contributed his professional years to serve the Thai architectural community. Recently, he relocated his firm to Khong San and built The Jam Factory, one of the most successful art and design communities in Thailand. Duangrit also served as a member of The Creative District Foundation. He graduated with a bachelor in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University and continued his study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

Zcongklod Bangyikhan

Editor-in-chief of a day magazine




Zcongklod is the editor-in-chief of a day magazine and the author of countless publications. Over 10 years, he has been leading a day magazine with a distinctive perspective and creating controversial contents among Thai readers. His bicycles magazine content is extended to a TV program and a magazine “Human Ride” and the very first bicycle festival in Thailand and the second biggest bicycle festival in asia “a day Bike Fest”. Zcongklod holds a bachelor and a master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University.

Narongchai Khunpluem

Mayor of Saensuk Municipality, Chonburi


Narongchai Khunpluem, Mayor of Chonburi Province’s Saensuk Municipality, is all about Bang Saen tourism. His most recent initiative is to clean up Bang Saen beach and clear up space for tourists to relax and enjoy themselves. Narongchai received a prestigious provincial award, Khon Dee Sri Muang Chon, in the category of Local Management in 2013. He graduated from the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, and furthered his study in hotel management and language at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Inthaphan Buakeow

Manager of TCDC Chiang Mai


Inthaphan is the manager of TCDC Chiang Mai which aims to promote design and design thinking to modernize local culture, craftsmanship and creativity; additionally, to support and enhance capabilities and network of creative business in Chiang Mai. His past experience was mainly on policy development for real sector. He held a degree in Finance with a career in public sector before joining Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) in 2008.