Thailand Creative and Design Center to re-launch on Charoenkrung with three days of festivities. 

Chang Chui

The city’s latest wave of art-and-design spaces are all but ready. 

TCDC, The Emporium

The much-loved design library is open free to the public until the end of October.

Charoenkrung Road’s Central Post Office
First, a storm of rumors circulated that the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) is under threat of closure, then the junta annulled the creative economy act. Following months of silence, TCDC has finally announced its move to Charoenkrung Road’s Central Post Office building will take effect early next year. Here, BK talks to Apisit Laistrooglai, Vice President of Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD) and Director General of TCDC, about what the move will mean for the organization and Bangkok’s riverside.

Starchitect Duangrit Bunnag, 49, landed himself in hot water not once, but twice late last year: firstly as an outspoken critic of the government’s proposed Chao Phraya River promenade project; and then for announcing its alleged plans to close Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD), the public organization which oversees TCDC. BK caught up with him to get the latest on these developments. 

TCDC

Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) and other libraries face closure, according to founding architect Duangrit Bunnag.