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Conversation with Independent Publishers from Chennai
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Conversation with Independent Publishers from Chennai
Conversation with Independent Publishers from Chennai Tara Books is a collective of writers, designers and bookmakers with an inclusive and collaborative vision. All books are carefully screen-printed by hand and they publish 10-13 titles a year. Tara Books recently held an exhibition titled Beautiful Books Can Change The World: The Universe of Tara Books at Itabashi Museum in Japan.

Shruti Buddhavarapu, editor, and Dhwani Shah, designer and illustrator, will give an insight into the philosophy of Tara Books and their processes of production, aswell as showcasing a special and beaufiful collection.

This event will take place on Saturday, September 8th at the Design Center from 9-11am.
CommDe Students Conquer the Conquerer Design Contest
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CommDe Students Conquer the Conquerer Design Contest
CommDe Students Conquer the Conquerer Design Contest CommDe students won nearly every award at Conquerer Design Contest 2018, announced at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center.

Conquerer Design Contest was established in 1980 and has achieved international stature. All awardees are selected by prominent designers. Since 2009, the call for student entries expanded to China and Macau. The prizes include Gold, Silver, Bronze and regional awards. Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand have contributed since 2013. This year, the winners have opportunities for internships at top local design agencies.

CommDe's top achieving students were coached by Kelvin Wong, Izabella Bielawska, Non Palakul and Minami Yuzawa. A special thanks to Antalis Thailand.
CommDe Open House 2018
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CommDe Open House 2018
CommDe Open House 2018 Organized by CommDe's Student Union, and coinciding with CommDe Creative Walk 2018, this is an introduction to the programme for potential applicants. CommDe students will discuss their thesis exhibitions and explain the different aspects of studying at CommDe.

CommDe Open House 2018 takes place on the morning of Saturday, 19th June. Please register here.
Printed Matter: An Intensive Publication Design Workshop
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Printed Matter: An Intensive Publication Design Workshop
Printed Matter: An Intensive Publication Design Workshop May 21-29 2018

Room 3501, 10.00-16.00

This is an intensive workshop open to CommDe students for free and on a first-come-first-served. 20 seats are available. Led by Santi Tonsukha who will guide participants through the processes and techniques of designing print materials. Santi is currently based in Bangkok further to living and working in London, Los Angeles and Mumbai. He was the design editor of Wallpaper magazine and works across many different disciplines with diverse clients. Santi is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
Anders Nilsen Leads CommDe Open Studio 'Where Do Your Ideas Come From: A Comics Workshop'
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Anders Nilsen Leads CommDe Open Studio 'Where Do Your Ideas Come From: A Comics Workshop'
Anders Nilsen Leads CommDe Open Studio 'Where Do Your Ideas Come From: A Comics Workshop' May 14-17 2018

Anders will lead students to explore their own creativity in generating characters and narratives. A series of exercises are offered, individual and collaborative and students will complete a short story by the workshop's end.

Anders Neilson is based in Portland and an award-winning artist and author of nine books of comics and visual narrative. He publishes and exhibits internationally. He most recently completed Big Questions, a 15-year long marathon of talking birds, nuclear eggs, nightmares and wandering.
Eva Cardon Leads CommDe Open Studio on Graphic Narrative
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Eva Cardon Leads CommDe Open Studio on Graphic Narrative
Eva Cardon Leads CommDe Open Studio on Graphic Narrative May 14-17 2018

The literary works of Raymond Carver revived the North American short story in the 1980s. The author's minimal writing style captured the mundane lives of his characters and evokes profound imagery. In this open studio each studio chooses a short story from Carver's book Cathedral and transforms it into a graphic narrative that explores the limits of comics and experiments with storytelling techniques. Students learn about the building blocks of comics: storyboard, decoupage, character design, story rhythm, color, viewpoints and typography. The graphic narrative is eventually self-published.

Eva Cardon is based in Flanders, where she teaches. She is currently completing a PhD that explores the autobiographical history of the comic-book. Eva works under the pseudonym Ephameron and her works are published and exhibited internationally.
CommDe Creative Walk 2018
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CommDe Creative Walk 2018
CommDe Creative Walk 2018 CommDe thesis exhibition 'Reform' the Norm is opening on June 2 at 5pm and will run until June 10 2018.

Lert Urasayanant Building
Department of Industrial Design
Phayathai Road, Pathuwan
Bangkok

#commdecreativewalk18
GAME JAM Competition
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GAME JAM Competition
GAME JAM Competition The Goethe Institute Thailand and CommDe are inviting game developers, programmers, artists, musicians, and other creative minds to get together at ART GAMES workshop and develop new computer games in a 48-hour Game Jam. A trip to Germany is to be won. The workshop runs from March 16-18 2018. Full information and application details here.
CommDe Creative Walk
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CommDe Creative Walk
CommDe Creative Walk Updates on CommDe Creative Walk are here.
GAMES AND POLITICS at CommDe-Design Center
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GAMES AND POLITICS at CommDe-Design Center
GAMES AND POLITICS at CommDe-Design Center An interactive exhibition presented by the Goethe Institute and Department of Industrial Design of Chulalongkorn University (CommDe) in cooperation with the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. From March 17-April 12 2018. Full information here.
Future Tapped: A Showcase by CommDe Chula Graduates
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Future Tapped: A Showcase by CommDe Chula Graduates
Future Tapped: A Showcase by CommDe Chula Graduates Design Center, Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.

Opening Reception on January 18th, 18.00. The exhibition runs until February 18th 2018.

Future Tapped is the first edition of an exhibition of graduates since the programme was established almost a decade ago, and will continue in the future. CommDe graduates evolve their practices in manifold media: print, virtual and object. They tap the future for Thailand's creative industries.

Future Tapped is part of Bangkok Design Week 2018, organized by Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC).

Tuesday - Friday, 10.00-18.00
Saturday, 10.00-16.00
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Screening of Dr. Juthamas Tangsantikul speaking at the Thai Film Archive
Screening of Dr. Juthamas Tangsantikul speaking at the Thai Film Archive A recording of Assistant Prof. Dr. Juthamas Tangsantikul taking part in a panel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the film The Country Hotel (1957) by Rattana Pestonji. At the Thai Film Archive on 15 September 2017.