Bangkok 1899 is a new cultural and civic hub established by Creative Migration, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Fund, and is in partnership with the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
Designed by Italian architect Mario Temagno (under King Rama VI), our historic location (originally built in 1899) is the former home of Chaophraya Thammasakmontri – considered to be Thailand’s father of modern education – and is centrally located in the city’s Old Town neighborhood of Nang Loeng.
Bangkok 1899 will represent an intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation. Our initial two-year pilot program will develop a series of six activities to test, adapt and maximize our overall impact: an International Artist Residency, a Public Events series, Open Spaces (including a public garden and a Zero Waste café with social impact programs), Models for Sustainability (incorporating different types of environmental technologies along with a small urban farm), RSA Fellowship Development and a Flagship Event (annual event on social innovation, art and design).
* launching in late 2018 - stay tuned!