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Sunday, March 29, 2009

'S and Transforming Public Spaces/Press-con

British Council invites you to the next stage of Transforming Public Spaces: a Public Talk about the area voted for by Bangkok citizens and including the artists who will effect the transformation, on Tuesday 31 March, 1300- 1435 hrs at Auditorium, 5th Floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. (National Stadium BTS Station)Ms Taya Teepsuwan, Deputy Governor of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Mr David Elliott, Manager Creative Cities, British Council, Mr Thepchai Yong, Managing Director, Thai PBS, Mr Pratarn Teeratada, Director, Bangkok Design Festival, Ms Maria Stukoff, UK artist, and APOSTROPHY’S Thai artist, will present the next stage of the Creative Cities project: transforming the public space as voted for by Bangkok citizens.At the end of last year, almost 1,000 people voted (via for public spaces, buildings, parks and footbridges in Bangkok that they thought could be improved via artistic intervention. The ‘winning’ location is the pedestrian area around Victory Monument. The British Council has invited a UK artist, Maria Stukoff to Bangkok to meet with Thai artists to explore how, together, they can create a creative intervention in the Victory Monument area.
Creative Cities is a three year cultural programme between the UK and East Asia to develop creative cities with successful knowledge economies where global citizens can thrive. See:

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