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8 Dec 2015

6th Southeast Asian Creative Cities Forum

Southeast Asia Creative Cities Forum: 8 & 9 December
During the Chiang Mai Design Week, 3-11 December, Creative Chiang Mai together with the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC), the Chiang Mai University Science & Technology Park (CMU STeP) and other partners, will be organizing several events on 8 and 9 December as the “Southeast Asia Creative Cities Forum”
08 December          - Public Seminar: Design and Co-create your city                                                                            
09 December          - Workshop/Meeting: Design and Co-create your city    
09 December          - Workshop for Designers & Craft Makers - Asian product design
09 December          - Chiang Mai Design Award Ceremony             
For more information about Chiang Mai Design Week, please visit:
For more information about the Southeast Asia Creative Cities Forum, please or the organizers
The Southeast Asia Creative Cities forum will provide excellent opportunities for local and visiting designers, makers, creative people, buyers, and others form Southeast Asia and beyond to meet, exchange ideas, and explore collaboration opportunities.
Chiang Mai Design Awards - CDA 2016 Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
The Annual Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA) by Creative Chiang Mai is an initiative that aims to promote innovation and creativity across a range of design categories. The CDA focuses on design, often with a contemporary touch, rather than pure art or craft. The purpose is to showcase Chiang Mai and its talent, and to highlight why design is important and adds value.
There are six broad categories: (1) Architecture & Interior, (2) Crafts, furniture, decorative Items and fashion accessories, (3) New Media, (4) corporate identity design, (5) packaging design, (6) retail design and merchandising display. Special awards will also be given for promising designer and eco-design
The EXHIBITION of the CDA Award’s winners will be in one of the highlight areas of Chiang Mai Design Week. The expected number of visitors is more than 7 thousand people per day. The CDA 2016 AWARD CEREMONY is a highlight on the annual calendar in Chiang Mai and is now in its 5th year.
Venue: Lanna Architecture Center
Date: 3 - 11 December 2016
Award Ceremony
Venue: Lanna Architecture Center
Date: 9 December 2016
Time: 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm
More information:
“Design and co-create your city”
In this forum, a community of experts, urban change makers, technology entrepreneurs, architects, social entrepreneurs and designers from Thailand, Southeast Asia and beyond will be brought together to share their experience on how to make and design better cities, co-create new spaces and neighborhoods, promote creative entrepreneurship and industries in cities, pilot green and sustainability city projects, and implement other creative and innovative initiatives to make cities attractive, smarter, dynamic and inclusive.
The 10-12 speakers will be invited from the Southeast Asia Creative City Network, TCDC, the Pan Asia network, the regional TEDx community, Global Thinkers network, and other partner organizations. The focus will be on speakers involved in real projects and presentations will focus on case studies, obstacles and how to. Presentation will be in a focused and well-prepared TEDx style format. During the coffee break, participants will have the opportunity to network with the speakers and conduct a short group exercise. The seminar will be conducted in Thai and English with the MC providing short summaries.
Following a public seminar on Thursday, there will be a workshop on the following day.
Public Seminar
Venue: Le Méridien Chiang Mai
Date: 8 December 2016
Time: 11 am - 5 pm (lunch included)
Audience: 150 - 200
Venue: La Favola Restaurant, Le Méridien Chiang Mai
Date: 9 December 2016
Time: 9.30 am - 1 pm
Audience: 40 - 50 
(enquire to participate or contact [email protected])
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Workshop for Designers & Craft Makers - Asian product design
This workshop and idea exchange will focus on contemporary product development and how to create collections and products that appeal to quality and design conscious local and international customers. All attendees will be asked to actively participate, but some will be briefed to kick-off the exchange by sharing practical experience and insights on product development concepts, techniques, materials, and target markets.
Target participants are Thai and international designers, craft makers, buyers, and experts involved in the lifestyle, furniture, and craft industries. We will draw on our previous projects (Craft Connect, Handmade-Chiangmai, Chiang Mai Design Awards - CDA, etc.) and international networks and contacts (, British Council, ASEF, etc.).
This workshop, idea exchange and matching event will be held in a cafe to create an informal atmosphere and will be conducted in Thai and English as needed. After the event, the participants will be able to join the Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA) 2016 award ceremony at the nearby, Lanna Architecture Center.
Venue:D•Bistro by Deck1 (Google map:
Date: 9 December 2016
Time: 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Participants: 30 - 40
(enquire to participate or contact [email protected])
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