On Monday, on Finland's independence day, KOMITU and CVS gave a lecture together at Limkokwing University to local students of architecture. Our presentation was a part of a lecture series called A Right to the City organized by Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT). Earlier in the lecture series the students had had the opportunity to for example visit relocation sites and hear a lecture from a Thai architect Patama Roonrakwit. Due to our lecture, KOMITU was again mentioned in Lumhor magazine.
The goal of our presentation was to encourage the local students to consider socially sustainable and participatory architecture as a possibility for their future and to appreciate local materials such as bamboo. It seems that we achieved this goal; the students were enthusiastic about the possibilites of bamboo and also were very interested in our youth center design.
Our lecture consisted of three parts. First Mr Som Monorum gave a presentation about CVS and what the organization does. Then Elina presented the youth center design and the design process and lastly Maiju gave a lecture about bamboo as a building material and its use in modern architecture through examples. Both the youth center design and an info package about the bamboo presentation can be found on the right side of this blog.