Chiang Mai Creative Mapping

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MANA CO-WORKING AND READING SPACE

Category: Co-working Space

Located in the popular Nimmanhaemin area, MANA Co-working & Reading Space is one of a growing number of co-working spaces in Chiang Mai.

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MAKERSPACE THAILAND

Category: Co-working Space

Situated within the moat and old city walls of Chiang Mai near Tha Phae Gate, Makerspace Thailand is designed as a place to breed creativity and provide space and tools for inventors and ordinary people to explore different production methods and manufacturing techniques.

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CHIANG MAI MAKER CLUB

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The Chiang Mai Maker Club is an open community that has established a partnership among students, instructors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are interested in fusing engineering, art, design and technology in order to create innovative products and media. Long-time IT entrepreneur Panutat Tejasen (Dr. Jimmy) is one of the key supporters. The Chiang Mai Maker Club’s mission is to build a culture of innovation in Chiang Mai and establish a working environment for community members to collaborate on projects. The club aims to do this through advocacy and by allocating equipment, facilities, information, instructions and funding to its members in order to promote new projects and innovations.

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C.A.M.P (CREATIVE AND MEETING PLACE)

Category: Co-working Space

C.A.M.P. is a 24-hour co-working space located on the 5th floor of the popular MAYA shopping mall. Because it is situated near Chiang Mai University and the hip Nimmanhemin road, most of its customers are university students, digital nomads, school children and expats.

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BULBUL BOOK CAFÉ

Category: Co-working Space

Bulbul book café is a small library and café. It is also where the The Rabbithood design office is located. Founded in 2016 by Thanaporn Sappapant and Vachira Ruthirakanok, the café has an informal and relaxing atmosphere suitable for meeting and sharing ideas.

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THE BRICK SPACE

Category: Co-working Space

The Brick Startup Space is a co working space for new entrepreneurs and a place to incubate creative ideas. The The Brick Startup Space is supported by the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology and operated by Technology Business Incubation Department of the Science and Technology Park, Chiang Mai University (STeP).

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WAT KET COMMUNITY

Category: Crafts

Wat Ket community is a historical community and neighborhood on the eastern bank of the Ping River where ethnically diverse groups of Tai, Thai, Chinese and European people have settled over generations. The community has many interesting buildings, such as ‘137 Pillars House’, an old teak house turned luxury hotel that was the former headquarters of the East Borneo Company, and Wat Ket Karam, a temple founded more than 500 years ago that acts as the community center.

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VOENG MALAI

Category: Crafts

Voeng Malai refers to a small community space consisting of a coffee shop called Paper Spoon and stores selling local handmade products in small buildings in a leafy garden. Located in the quiet and peaceful area of Soi Wat Umong, Paper Spoon has a relaxed and intimate feel to it.

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SLOW HAND

Category: Crafts

Slow Hand is a ceramic Studio located amid natural surroundings in the Wat U-mong area. The studio is an open structure without walls, allowing air to circulate freely, and was founded by Joen and Ting, whose ceramic styles concentrate on three-dimensional artworks and household items. Slow Hand offers claywork, ceramic and drawing classes to both Thais and foreigners. Its guiding principle is the use of slow hand movements during the artistic process that result in unique pieces of work.

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PENGUIN GHETTO

Category: Crafts

Originally begun as an independent coffee shop, Penguin Ghetto has expanded to become a collection of unique studio-style shops run by a group of friends who have similar backgrounds in design, architecture and art and likeminded individuals who look for a place to share their passions and work.

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NOHMEX

Category: Crafts

Founded in 1991, the Northern Handicrafts Manufacturers Exporters Association’s (NOHMEX) objective is to support exports by the handicraft industry in Northern Thailand. The association originally comprised of 13 craft producers, and was officially registered as an association of small and medium sized handicraft manufacturers, exporters and related service companies in 1994. Currently numbering more than 250 companies, members have grouped together to promote and support the development of the handicraft industry and to assist each other in marketing their products. Nohmex is involved with the Handmade-Chiangmai project and online craft portal, a premium and interactive portal about craft from Chiang Mai (www.handmade-chiangmai.com). Selected handmade products are on sale at the NOHMEX Design shop at Maya Lifestyle Mall on the first floor.

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NIMMAN SOI 1

Category: Crafts

One of the trendiest side streets off Nimmanhaemin road, Nimman Soi 1 is a short street where established local brands of home décor stores, galleries, Hug Wiang Shop selling organic vegetable and seasonal grown products, restaurants and a boutique hotel are located. High quality products and creative handicrafts designed and made by young Chiang Mai artists and artisans can be found here. With a diversity of stores, decorations and vibrant colors, Nimman Soi 1 has long been characterized as one of the city’s most chic streets.

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BO SANG UMBRELLA VILLAGE

Category: Crafts

Borsang Umbrella Village is home to retailers and artisans who sell world famous handmade umbrellas and parasols; it is located in San Kamphaeng district on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. The umbrellas sold in the village are still made in the traditional way using bamboo struts and mulberry paper or cotton, and are hand painted with beautiful, bright, and often intricate designs. At the village, it is possible to observe the entire process of umbrella-production, including making the mulberry paper. Artisans working in shops can also be seen making traditional paper lanterns and fans.

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BAAN THAWAI HANDICRAFT VILLAGE

Category: Crafts

Baan Thawai is a working craft village where several generations of families have passed down woodcarving and wooden handicraft skills. The teak trade and tradition of woodcarving started to flourish in Chiang Mai as early as the late 1300s (C.E.), when King Mengrai of Chiang Mai ordered skilled woodcarvers to come from Burma to help decorate his palace.

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BAAN KANG WAT

Category: Crafts

Baan Kang Wat is a small community of independent shops and businesses located in the Wat Umong area opposite Wat Rampoeng. Calling itself a “craft village”, Baan Kang Wat is made up of around 13 distinctive houses around an outdoor communal area and amphitheater. Nattawut “Big” Ruckprasit, an artist who runs a ceramics shop in the community called “Bookoo Studio”, thought up and designed the community space and houses. He says that his aim was to create a unique and close-knit community where all the businesses work together and participate in joint events to create a truly communal neighborhood.

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THE WANDERING MOON PERFORMING GROUP AND ENDLESS JOURNEY

Category: Crafts-Culture, Performing Arts

Founded in 1998 by Monthatip Suksopha (aka. Pa Thip), the Wandering Moon Performing Group and Endless Journey is a Chiang Mai-based theatre troupe that produces contemporary shadow theatre productions to delight different age groups. Although the group has its own theatre space inside the Thepsiri Gallery in Soi Wat U-mong, it has no regular performances in the city. Occasionally, it brings the production back to Chiang Mai but only for limited viewing. Most performances and workshops are conducted for community and educational institutes, working with local NGOs on various social issues.

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TOTELL BOOK (RANLAO)

Category: Crafts-Culture

Ran Lao or To Tell bookstore is known among local academics and bookworms as a place to find alternative books and rare academic magazines. Founded in 2000 by four partners, it not only sells books but also serves as a meeting place where readers, writers, artists and musicians can relax and exchange ideas.

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THAPAE EAST

Category: Crafts-Culture, Performing Arts, Music, Film and Photography, cross-sectoral

A creative venue, Thapae East, opened its door to the public in 2015. It comprises of two main areas: an open air lawn area with a large two-storey red-steel structure used as a background for events such as film screenings, parties and concerts, and two rows of shophouses that include a restaurant and bar at the entrance leading to the lawn area. Shops are run by artists and friends and include shops for book binding, Indian style accessories, handmade and home decorative items, an architecture office and a Mexican restaurant. Thapae East is known to host exciting concerts of different styles of music every month.

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THAI ART DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CMU

Category: Crafts-Culture

The Thai Art Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University (CMU) opened in 1983 in order to be a center for academic research into Thai Art with a special focus on the art of northern Thailand. The aim of the department is to create competent and skilled graduates who are able to successfully analyze, develop and spread Thai art through their work in an independent and thoughtful manner. The department’s expertise is in four main subjects: Thai art, design, music and drama.

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MAHASAMUT LIBRARY

Category: Crafts-Culture

The Mahasamut Library can be considered a community library. It is a compact reading place located within the Baan Kang Wat complex. The library also provides drinks and snacks for sale in a cosy space surrounded by a green landscape. The owner, Nut, who is an avid bookworm, brought his book collection to share with readers.

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