28 May 2023


Field Collapse's Final Public Program: A Closing Talk with CHAT architects, studiomake, and thingsmatter

100 Tonson Foundation is pleased to invite everyone to the last public program
from Field Collapse, by Savinee Buranasilapin and Tom Dannecker of thingsmatter.

Field Collapse Closing Talk on Sunday, May 28th, 2023 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at 100 Tonson Foundation.

In this closing talk, CHAT architects, studiomake, and thingsmatter will discuss their practices and the various ways that they engage (or disengage) with the local construction industry, across a range of skill levels, trades, and traditions.

o Chatpong Chuenrudeemol (CHAT architects)
o David Schafer (studiomake)
o Savinee Buranasilapin and Tom Dannecker (thingsmatter)

**The conversation will be in English**

đź“’ The discussion will also serve as a book launch for a Field Work/Field Collapse Artist's Book by thingsmatter, as well as the closing event of Field Collapse at 100 Tonson Foundation.

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Chatpong Chuenrudeemol (CHAT architects)

Chatpong “Chat” Chuenrudeemol obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley in 1994 and his Masters of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2000. After completing his studies in the US, Chat returned to his birthplace of Bangkok to form CHAT architects, a practice combining research and design, resulting in innovative multi-scalar projects that aim to stimulate the community through strategies that re-interpret authentic local conditions. In 2015, he created CHAT lab, a research think tank aimed at discovering new Thai vernacular “street” typologies, affectionately called Bangkok Bastards.

Chat considers teaching as a way to collaborate with the younger generation of designers to discover new “Bastards” in Southeast Asia. In the fall term of 2022, Chat taught a graduate studio entitled “S.E.A. Bastards” (Southeast Asia Bastards) at National University of Singapore (NUS). In the spring term of 2020, Chat co-taught a graduate design studio at MIT School of Architecture, entitled “Angsila: A Hybrid Thai Coastal Urbanism”. Currently, Chat serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at Taylor’s University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, guiding students in the research of “Kuala Lumpur Bastards”.

In 2020, Chat received Thailand’s “Silpathorn Award”, the country’s highest award for contemporary artists, presented by the Ministry of Culture of Thailand. Most recently, CHAT’s SalaAreeya Yoga Residence was one of six winners of Architectural Review’s 2022 AR House Awards. In 2020, the Samsen STREET Hotel won INDE. AWARD’s Building of the Year Award in the Asia Pacific region.

Chat’s work has been exhibited both at home and abroad, including in Japan’s TOTO Gallery Ma in the 30th Anniversary exhibition entitled “The Asian Everyday” in 2015.


David Schafer (studiomake)

David Schafer is an architect and fabricator devoted to making nice things… At Studiomake the projects vary widely in scale and scope but the techniques and methodologies are resolute. We maintain that a more innate understanding of our environment is rooted in more intimate scales of interaction. In the studio and workshop these tactile moments develop from fluid, recurrent shifts between the act of design and the performance of construction.

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