Creative Chiang Mai Ecosystem Directory
This is the fourth edition of this publication, which we have renamed the Chiang Mai Creative Directory (previously Chiang Mai Creative Mapping)—a report on the creative diversity of Chiang Mai. For this fourth edition, we have updated key contact information and added or revised more than 20 entries across all categories. The information is also available online, in PDF format and as a searchable database.
The Northern Handicrafts Manufactures Exporters Association’s (NOHMEX) objective is to handle and help with issues and problems faced by the handicraft industry in Northern Thailand. Currently numbering more than 250, member companies have grouped together to promote and support the development of the handicraft industry and to assist each other in marketing their products.
Founded in 2015, the Northern Digital Enterprise Association (NDEA) aims to help local and government agencies improve quality of life through technology, to expand and connect its members to larger markets and opportunities, and to develop Chiang Mai to become a world-renowned digital hub.
An important institution under the control of the Faculty of Agro-Industry is the Center for Agro-Industry Business Services (or ‘Agro-Biz’) which was established with the role of offering academic services to society. The center does this by collecting knowledge and professional experiences, alongside the results of research in the field of Agro-Industry, and passing it on to society in various ways. The vision of the Faculty of Agro-Industry at Chiang Mai Uniersity is to be ‘the leader in agro-industry academics in both Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion’.
When they hear the word Makampom, many people in Thailand will think of the famous Makampom drama group that uses theatre, puppets, stage performances, traditional musicals and mime with the aim to help develop the community and encourage local people to exchange ideas
The Food Innovation and Packaging Center is an organization that provides academic services, research and food innovation development. The Center aims to promote, support and link work done between the public and private sector by using knowledge and expertise that it has gained through research to develop and create innovation, thereby leading to an increase in value of businesses in the food industry.
Founded in 1996 by Amarin Plengrasamee (Ood), Gabfai Community Theatre Group is a private organization that aims to use the art of theatre as a communication vehicle for social change. The group employs community art, contemporary art, alternative media and creative activities to empower and enhance capacity as well as create alternatives or spaces for exchanging knowledge between individuals, communities, organizations and alliances.
The Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) was established in 1984 to create a platform for talks on (research) topics related to Nerthern Thailand, with a focus on anthropology, art and culture, though a wide range of topices has been coverd over the years. For a full list of topics coverd between 2010-2015, visit: www.intgcm.thehostserver.com/history2010_2015.html
JaiBaan Studio is the architectural/landscape design company based in Chiangmai. Studio keen to work on design/planning process concerning on environmental/cultural/social aspects.
We believe that good design and planning can improve living condition together with nearby elements.
The Little Hum studio was founded by two former members of the Khon Jai Baan architecture group, which uses a participatory approach to work with local communities. The studio founders are particulary interested in community life and use of illustrations to communicate with local people. The studio has focused on illustration as a medium with communities in Fang district, Baan Bua in Prayao province and Baan Pong Thawi in Wieng Pa Pao district.