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INDA is the International Design and Architecture Program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. It aims to foster diversity in design approaches, methodologies and sensitivities, based on a clear framework of constructive dialogue. The school is a four-year high school program founded in 2006 with a strong emphasis on design studies, seen as an opportunity to investigate through architectural design, topics and methodologies relevant to the contemporary architecture agenda. , with a particular focus on Southeast Asian dynamics and specificities. Although INDA has adopted architecture as the main theme of the study courses, it aims to show how architecture connects to other disciplines, such as landscape architecture and urban design, and thus show how ‘architecture is representative of the disciplines of design in general.
INDA Parade is the school’s main event held at the end of each academic year, which includes design studio reviews, exhibitions, conferences, parties, which take place simultaneously and in the same space. It is intended to allow the community of students, instructors, alumni, guests and the outside public to discover and collectively celebrate students ’works as an ongoing conversation. In 2021, challenged by current events, INDA continued to use a social virtual reality platform as a complementary tool to exchange and represent ideas ’.
In Zhuangzi, Zhuang Zhou dreamed of being a butterfly. When he woke up, he wasn’t sure if it was Zhuang Zhou who had dreamed he was a butterfly or a dreaming butterfly that was Zhuang Zhou. Today we are bridging the gap between physical reality, AR / VR and online communication platforms. Annual student show INDA (International Design and Architecture Program), INDA PARADE 2021 – The Butterfly Dream represents the perfect dialogues between these realities.
Worlds of virtual reality
Main exhibition space built within the VR platform. There are 40 worlds dedicated to academic studies and there is a major exhibition world. Within the world, there are floating islands that consist of students ’individual work, their digital model, and a broadcast screen to stream reviews live. The islands of the main exhibition space are organized into a passage well formation, with a large emission screen floating in the center. This training allows good visibility of the public event while visitors see the exhibition.
There were national and international guests who gave lectures and symposia. There were talks by INDA alumni to share some of the work they are doing and their experience since they graduated from INDA. We talk about studies to work in corporate architecture offices, set up your own design practice, get into other design fields and run your own creative businesses. There was a roundtable with prominent Thai architects, including Chatpong Chuenrudeemol from CHAT architects, Boonserm Premthada from Bangkok Project Studio, Tonkao Panin from Research Studio Panin and Varudh Varavarn from Vin Varavarn. During the parade there were three international masterclasses, including Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito on “The Challenge of Contemporary Architecture,” American architect Jesse Reiser in “In and Out of Context “and Jonas Lundberg, the visionary and academic architect on” Infinite Lands; Building as Cities in the Work of Organizing the Urban Future. “
Design Studio Instructors – academic year 2020–2021
Dr. Dr. Surapong Lertsithichai, Dr. Sorachai Kornkasem, Dr. Scott Drake, Christo Meyer, Marie-Louise Raue, Tijn van de Wijdeven, Paul Francis Feeney, William Bertram Hulbert, Michal Jurgielewicz, Patrick Donbeck, Payap Pakdeelao, Pratana Klieopatinon, Takanao Todo, Thomas Lozada, Chon Supawongse, Ekapob Suksudpaular, Cassina, Per Stefan Svedberg, Hseng Tai Lintner, Warisara Sudswong, Liva Dudareva, Oliver Losser, Juan Cuevas Duran, John Hannah Kacar, Kamonsin Chathurattaphol.
Coordinator: Takanao Everything
Designer: Wasutop Viriyasuebpong
Technical assistants: Nattha Dhamabutra / Santasak Apasuthirat