Craft Reveals

Date & Time: 3 December 2016, 9.30-16.00

Date & Time: 4 December 2016, 9.00-16.15

Venue: Chiang Mai Vocational School

Craft Reveals will gather speakers from Asia and the UK to open up conversations about the future of sustainable craft and design, articulating the connections between cultural, social and environmental aspects of traditional skills and local knowledge. 

Around the world, traditional crafts are experiencing a revival in the context of sustainable design and social innovation. A number of craft-related initiatives are looking at the potential of revitalizing traditional know-how and connecting them to sustainable design and ethical business practices. 

In the years ahead, a deeper relationship between artisans and designers can be nurtured to foster a new era where traditional knowledge and craftsmanship are presented as elements that are conducive to social innovation, cultural heritage preservation, and greener production methods.


John Thackara | UK

Writer and social innovation consultant

Art Prapha | Thailand

Watthana Project lead, OXFAM

Fumikazu Masuda | Japan

Founder, Open House Inc.

Tessa Bunney | UK


Edric Ong | Malaysia


Dr Saw Lwin | Myanmar


Sarah Mann | UK

Director, Architecture Design Fashion, British Council

Kohinoor Yeasmin | Bangladesh

CEO, Tarango

Natalie Ortiz and Win Sandar Aye | Myanmar

Turquoise Mountain

Belle Benyasarn | Thailand

Textile artist and designer

Arief Budiman | Indonesia

Designer and entrepreneur

Jemma Ooi | UK

Designer, CUSTHOM

Tutor, Printed Textiles, Royal College of Art

Wuthigrai Siriphon | Thailand 

Weaver and textile designer