PARTICIPATORY DESIGN WORKSHOP AT KLONG TAKOK COMMUNITY
Organized during 14-30 March 2014, this workshop is a collaboration of ASA, CAN, Architectkidd, Shma, Openspace, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Sook Architectsand Arsomsilp Institute, along with the participation of 14 architectural students from different universities.
This workshop is the first of its kind for the committee of the architects for the community, and it strives to invite professional architects, community architects and students to work together. We selected the Klong Takok community as it now has a strong community organization- whereas it was previously not as stable prior to entering the 'Baan Mankong project' (stable house project), that organized issues such as land rights, managing the community organization itself, and also the physical components of the community. The houses that have been reformed and also the newly constructed ones have been completed and the community center and playground are now to be made.
The aim of this workshop was to use a design process that would allow the input of various parties and an exchange of ideas where participants could learn from each other. Participants include the community itself, students and architects. The results of the workshop would be something concrete in which everyone had an opportunity to give their own input and various designs would be presented in order to try and request sponsors for the future as well.