The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Bangkok. On Transformation and Urbanism

Bangkok. On Transformation and Urbanisation

1 August 2016


The “Cities, Design and Transformation” series emerged within MSc Building and Urban Design in Development as a way to compile, reflect on, and spread the body of knowledge and experiences emerged from the course. Through a publication series composed by issues focused on specific cities, we aim to communicate our experiences, methodologies and research.

The Volume 1 “Bangkok. On Transformation and Urbanism” presents reflections and projects elaborated by staff and students within the MSc BUDD during 2010-2015 and stemming from the partnership with Community Organisations Development Institute (CODI) in Thailand, the Asian Coalition of Housing Rights and Community Architect Network. The material was developed during three years of action-research in Bangkok - in complete collaboration with the MSc Urban Development Planning - and subsequently it became the arena of investigation in the Studio in London. This book is also a manifesto as it somehow manifests and makes evident provocations, projections and possibilities around the key central notion of Transformation.

The e-Book is available on our ISUU acocunt