Piece #54

Photography | The Class of 6.3, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy | October 2016

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela

In the spring of 2014, a 6.3 Richter scale earthquake hit the area of Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand, destroying a large number of buildings, among which 9 elementary schools, leaving hundreds of children without educational facilities. This tragedy brought together the community as well as a number of specialists (engineers, consultants, school principals, teachers), under the lead of Design for Disasters who asked 9 Thai architects to aid in redesigning the schools and with the guidance of the Association of Siamese Architects, the work was successfully completed in very little time.

You can find out more about each school on the World Architecture site.

The Class of 6.3| Thailand Pavilion
Commissioner: The Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture. Curator: Teeranuj Wongwaisayawan.
Exhibitors: Pitupong Chaowakul, Chatpong Chuenrudeemol, Jeravej Hongsakul, Kanika R’Kul, Jun Sekino Chutayaves Sinthuphan, Suriya Umpansiriratana, Twitee Vajrabhaya, Varudh Varavarn.

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