We are collaborating with Urban Studies Lab (USL) and Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) on the first ever Social Innovation Hackathon: Creative Placemaking project in the Nang Loeng district in Bangkok. 

WE'RE SEEKING ONE CREATIVE HUB IN THAILAND TO JOIN A TEAM OF THREE THAI HUBS AND TWO UK HUBS TO COLLABORATE IN A HACKATHON IN TACKLING CHALLENGES OF THE NANG LOENG NEIGHBOURHOOD. The event is expected to take place in July 2020, with ongoing online workshops and consultations. Participating Thai hubs include E-LEARNG, FACTOPIA, and WEAVE ARTISANS SOCIETY, and UK hubs include BALTIC CREATIVE and KIONDO.

The hackathon aims to provide a platform for collaboration and exchanges between UK and Thai creative hubs to promote the roles of creative hubs in the development of liveable cities and social innovation.

THE WINNING TEAM WILL BE AWARDED THB600,000 TO CARRY OUT AN ACTUAL PROJECT IN NANG LOENG.

Nang Loeng is located next to Rattanakosin Island, arguably the birthplace of Bangkok and the epicentre from which development radiated out in the early years of the city. The presence of Nang Loeng Market, Sala Chaloem Thani stand-alone movie theatre, old shophouses, indicate a once illustrious and colourful past. Once a city with a thriving craft and publishing trade, many businesses are struggling to stay afloat and local infrastructure is not prepared for the aging community and creating spaces for activities for its young population. 

Applicants need to work in the following areas with strong connection and experience working with local communities:

  • Technology
  • Making, design and crafts
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • Culture and heritage
  • Environment and tourism 
  • Art in public spaces 
  • Performing and visual arts

How to apply:

Read the Call for Applications for more info about the Creative Placemaking Hackathon.

To apply please submit your application to arts@britishcouncil.or.th 

Deadline: 31 March 2020