Scottish Thai Design Exchange ©

Simon Mills

Saturday 21 May 2016 -
11:00 to 12:30

British Council and the SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT) are pleased to present New for Old, an exhibition showcasing the exchange and collaboration in craft and design between Scottish and Thai makers and designers hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

New for Old - Creative Social Entrepreneurs in Thailand is a panel discussion by Kaewanna Indigo Studios and Varni Southern Wickery focusing on their social enterprises and the work they do with communities of makers and craftspeople, with the aim of preserving craft skills and cultural heritage as well generating sustainable, environmentally conscious livelihoods for those communities. In the panel discussion they will also share their stories and inspirational journeys.  

The New for Old programme, created and supported by The British Council and SACICT (Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand), has been running in Thailand since 2014. Andrew Glass, Director of British Council Thailand,  Patcharawee Tunprawat, Head of Arts, British Council Thailand, and Carol Sinclair, Project Curator, will also join the discussion to share the background and practical details of this exciting project.

The discussion will take place from 11:00 am - 12.30 pm on Saturday 21 May 2016 in the Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  20a Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR.  Tickets are free but places must be booked - to book your place please click here.