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.

Speakers

John Thackara | UK

Writer and social innovation consultant

http://www.thackara.com

Art Prapha | Thailand

Watthana Project lead, OXFAM 

https://www.oxfam.org/en/countries/thailand

Fumikazu Masuda | Japan

Founder, Open House Inc. 

http://openhouse.co.jp/

Tessa Bunney | UK

Photographer 

http://www.tessabunney.co.uk/

Edric Ong | Malaysia

Designer 

http://www.edricong.com/

Dr Saw Lwin | Myanmar

Orchidologist

Sarah Mann | UK

Director, Architecture Design Fashion, British Council 

http://design.britishcouncil.org/

Kohinoor Yeasmin | Bangladesh

CEO, Tarango 

http://www.tarango-bd.org/

Natalie Ortiz and Win Sandar Aye | Myanmar

Turquoise Mountain 

http://turquoisemountain.org/

Belle Benyasarn | Thailand

Textile artist and designer 

http://www.bellebenyasarn.com/

Arief Budiman | Indonesia

Designer and entrepreneur 

http://rumahsanur.com/

Jemma Ooi | UK

Designer, CUSTHOM 

http://www.custhom.co.uk

Tutor, Printed Textiles, Royal College of Art 

http://rca.ac.uk/

Wuthigrai Siriphon | Thailand 

Weaver and textile designer 

https://wsiriphon.com/