Bangkok Edge, Bangkok’s first “thought-provoking,” festival returns for the third time at Museum Siam and Chakrabongse Villas this Feb 1-2, offering visitors numerous creative activities, ranging from talks and workshops to film screenings and markets. 

Highlights of the two-day event include panel discussions led by international writers such as Dutch historian Frank Dikotter, who will be sharing his in-depth analysis on the cult personalities of dictators, and award-winning Kiwi journalist Anna Fifield, who will talk about her new book, “The Great Successor: The Perfectly Divine Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un.” 

Also in attendance are Thai movers and shakers like Nanticha Ocharoenchai, founder of Climate Strike Thailand, who will explore ways to tackle climate change; Dominic Puwasawat Chakrabongse, founder of Precious Plastic Bangkok, who will discuss how to sort waste properly; and Monton Jira, co-founder of Wonderfruit Festival, who will be talking about different aspects of sustainable tourism while sharing tips to being more conscious travelers. 

Make sure to catch the screening of Mekong 2030, a series of short films from five ASEAN directors about environmental devastation and the future of the Mekong River—an issue becoming more pressing than ever. 

There will also be live music from Hugo and Phum Viphurit on Feb 1 and luk thung superstars Leew Ajariya and Apaporn Nakornsawan on Feb 2. 

For the full list of speakers and activities, visit Bangkok Edge’s official website

Bangkok Edge Festival, Museum Siam and Chakrabongse Villas, Maharat Rd. (MRT Sanamchai), 02-225-0139. Noon-11pm. Free entry.