Japan Foundation Bangkok

The Breathing of Maps

  The Japan Foundation Asia Center together with MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum and Jim Thompson Art Center will present “The Breathing of Maps,” a series of events based on Thongchai Winichakul, a Thai historian, term of “geo-body”. The project had been held in Yamaguchi, Tokyo, and finally will be coming to Chiang Mai and Bangkok as its final destination. This project examines the social transformations occurring in the layers of time that lie between maps as it explores the “living geo-bodies” shaped by the ongoing accumulation of human activity.   The program will include lecture and lecture performance by artists and researchers from Southeast Asia and Japan based on their own unique research into the history, culture, politics, economics, folkways, and other social phenomena of their respective countries.   Chiang Mai

Date: January 25 – 30, 2020
Venue: MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum The Wandering Moon Theatre & Depsiri Gallery
Free Admission


Date: February 1, 2020
Venue: Araya Hall, Jim Thomson House
Free Admission

  Events Schedule The Breathing of Maps   Saturday, 25 January at MAIIAM

13.00- [Special tour] San Kamphaeng 101 : special temple, food, craft & studio tour by Gridthiya Gaweewong *** Reservation is needed. Please see detail in the link. *** https://www.facebook.com/events/563610704219253/
19.00- [Lecture performance] An Imperial Sake Cup & I by Charnvit Kasetsiri Directed by Ka-ge Teerawat Mulvilai, Nonthawat Numbenchaphol & Anan Krudphet https://www.facebook.com/events/607522479792410/

  Sunday, 26 January at MAIIAM

  Moderated by Sing Suwannakij
14.00- [Talk] Map, Mourning and Monument by Thanavi Chotpradit https://www.facebook.com/events/617845718983260/
15.00- [Talk] The 1903 World’s Native Building and Exposition by Masashi Kohara https://www.facebook.com/events/1451553931684519/

  Monday, 27 January at MAIIAM

19.00- [Lecture performance] Name Laundering by Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina https://www.facebook.com/events/1250765648646858/

  Tuesday, 28 January at The Wandering Moon Theatre & Depsiri Gallery

18.00- [Talk] Stranger Encounters: Between Ayutthaya and Awamori by Yudai Kamisato https://www.facebook.com/events/460999531509437/
20.00- [Lecture performance] Shadow World by Monthatip Suksopha https://www.facebook.com/events/835574360222814/

  Wednesday, 29 January at MAIIAM

19.00- Lecture performance] Asia the Unmiraculous by Ho Rui An https://www.facebook.com/events/2325299441044031/

  Thursday, 30 January at MAIIAM

19.00- [Lecture] The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia by Ho Tzu Nyen https://www.facebook.com/events/611971822949327/

  Saturday, 1 February at Araya Hall, Jim Thompson House

14.00- [Symposium] Between Geo-Bodies and the Unforgetting by Thongchai Winichakul, Irwan Ahmett, Tita Salina, Kumiko Idaka, Mark The https://www.facebook.com/events/510311796506169/


** For activities and speakers’ detail: Click Here
** For more information
https://www.jfbkk.or.th/the-breathing-of-maps/?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/events/3045519618791960/


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