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Artist and curators walk through
To inform and introduce core ideas and the curatorial approach to Safe Place in the Future (?). Participating artists and curators will show the audience their methods and ideas that contributed to the exhibition.

Date: 22 November 2012
Time: TBC
Venues: The Jim Thompson Art Centre

Artist talk Para(do) Topia
Lee’s works integrate the imagination with reality. They are a humorous parodies about the relationship between human and architectural space. His works are mostly architectural blueprints or models that reflect intricate bonds. The bonds between human and desirable space also effects human aspiration to reconstruct their living condition. Consequently, technological innovation has both positive and negative affects on humankind’s living condition. In a broad sense, urban planning and architectural design cannot fulfill all needs. Two sets of ideas co-exist in similar ways, but in fact the urban condition is too complex and uncontrollable. Eventually this complexity begins to effect or threaten human safety and living conditions. Moreover architectural design can be regarded as an extension of human desire to occupy the ‘safe’ place. Lee’s work prominently shows imagination drawn from sci-fi aesthetics and fiction that concurrently combine a visionary future with cultural studies.

Lecturer: Michael Lee
Date: 24 November 2012
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Venues: William Warren Library

Lecture: The Insecure of Security
The lecture is by keynote speaker by Associate Professor Dr. Surachart Bumrungsuk and Dr. Pitch Pongsawat, who are political scientists, expert in security and regularly concerned with security issues in everyday life. The lecture will outline and articulate security issues that affect every aspects of the modern world. In particular, the current issues of ‘urban terrorization’ that has come to light and is much debated in the 21st century will be considered.

Date: 15 December 2012
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
Venues: William Warren Library
Lecturers: Associate Professor Dr. Surachart Bumrungsuk and Dr. Pitch Pongsawat
Moderator: Chutimas Suksai

The Insecure of Security
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Artist Talk: My Sunshine Project
This is special lecture by Macedonian artist, Nikola Uzunovski who will talk about his ideas for the ‘My Sunshine Project’. The artist has simulated the sun in a northern Lapland city, which is located in a freezing geography and dark atmosphere. People there only experience sunshine for a relatively short time. For this reason the artist was inspired to create a project to simulate the sun by using scientific technology. His work is not only successful as an art project, but also illustrates how endeavoring to create this work helps the artist surpass limits and pursue a way to re-appropriate or regenerate new forms of nature.

Date: 5 January 2013
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Venues: The William Warren Library
Lecturer: Nikola Uzunovski

Lecture: Architecture Fantasia
Avant-Gardists envision their fascination with progress in many ways. Especially of interest are architecture and urban design that swiftly change the urban fabrication in many ways. Since the 20th century, futuristic architectural projects have brought about both positive and negative benefits to humankind. Yanyong Boon-Long, an architect and keen writer on contemporary architecture will give a talk that illustrates the successes and failures of recent visionary architectural design that provide safe places to live. He will share his ideas with emerging architect Kasama Yamtree who strongly bridges the gap between architectural discipline and the community. The two brainchildren of architecture will illustrate why and how architects use their discipline to facilitate rather than regulate.

Date: 19 January 2012
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Venues: William Warren Library
Lecturer: Yanyong Boon-Long, and Kasama Yamtree (TBC)
Moderator: Worathep Akkabootara

Film screening and discussion (Eat with the eyes knows with the tongue)
Food security is an essential issue with a broad impact on all. Over the past few decades, both price and quality of food, especially the industrial produced types, have enormously changed. Contamination, manipulation of crops, varying seasons and selling techniques are all important issues. Food security encompasses an entire, mainly undetectable process that is inaccessible to most consumers. Therefore, knowing how safe and unsafe the produced foods really are is an important topic for discussion. The issues cover both the consumer’s security and how food production can sustain natural prosperity or lessen biodiversity. Films about foods production will be screened and will include discussions by experts.

Lecturer: (TBC)
Date: 23 February 2013
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Venues: William Warren Library

The exhibition will be on view from 23 November 2012 to 3 March 2013,
at The Jim Thompson Art Center, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Jim Thompson Art Center
Tel: 02-612-6741, 080-117-8911
Fax: 02-219-2911
E-mail: pr_artcenter@jimthompsonhouse.com