A lecture by Boonserm Premthada, founder of Bangkok Project Studio, adjunct assistant professor at GSAPP, and assistant professor at Chulalongkorn University.
Response by Michael Wang, artist and adjunct assistant professor at GSAPP.
Architect and artist, Boonserm Premthada is the founder of Bangkok Project Studio. Recent projects by Boonserm Premthada’s firm Bangkok Project Studio include the Elephant Theater Pavilion in Versailles, France (2022); an installation composed of elephant dung bricks designed as part of the 254th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (2022); Artisans Ayutthaya: The Woman Restaurant in Ban Run, Thailand (2021); and the Elephant Study Center in Surin Province, Thailand (2015-2020). His pavilion, comprising a house for humans and a house for elephants, represented Thailand at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Recent accolades include the Royal Academy Dorfman Award (2019), Best Sanctuary: Wallpaper* Design Awards (2021), and the designboom/Milan City Council Design Prize in the social impact category (2021).