There was a sense of pride expressed in the heritage

There was a sense of pride expressed in the heritage

There was a sense of pride expressed in the heritage of the community and an interest to show the memory of the past to others. In discussions with community it was suggested an exhibition could be a tool by which to display a retrospect of past community lifestyles. The creation of a string of events ranging from music, to a display of local craft skills and the communities ideas in how to present their community to the public brings the exhibition into a look of present lifestyles. An invitation to other communities along the canal, District Office representatives, academics and students, Department of Fine Art, and members of the general public interested in a retrospect of past to present lifestyles on a Bangkok Klong. Inviting a cross-section of the city gives the opportunity to generate a diverse forum of discussion.

We copied old photographs and recorded stories in the event of displaying a retrospect of past community lifestyles. The project developed into a tool in how to understand the community and find their goals and aspirations. Furthermore, the process to exibition helped to; encourage community to take part in the exibition, attract all stakeholders, create a forum to nuture partnerships. The exhibition was also an initiative to get more supporters from middle classes, teachers, district officers, lead to an open forum/seminar, discussing the present issues of people living along canal. Strengthen community to start pilot projects, road improvement, community market roof repair.


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