Communication Design [CommDe] is a new program offered by the department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University. CommDe is an international program focused on the myriad fields of communication, from design to publishing passing through the new media communication, graphic design, illustration and moving images. It is a four year program and students will be awarded Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design when graduate.
Assistant Professor Dr Juthamas Tangsantikul, former Director of CommDe, has been invited to join a panel discussion on the History of Manners in Thailand at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference.
This year the AAS annual conference was held in Seattle from 30th March - 3rd April 2016.
Ajarn Juthamas' presentation, From Her Manners to My Identity: A study of the history of manners and bodily practices in modern Thailand, is based on an ongoing research which looks at Design and Modernity in Thailand.
The pilot phase is sponsored by CommDe and the current phase by Asia Research Center, Chulalongkorn University. Ajarn Juthamas also receives a Travel Grant Award from the AAS. Her latest article will appear in the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JSEAS) in June 2016. (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=SEA)
On this same trip, Ajarn Juthamas has met with Gage Mitchell the President of AIGA Seattle and Nina Mettler, Responsibility Co-Director of AIGA Seattle. The discussion includes possibility of collaboration between CommDe and AIGA members on Design for Good programme (http://www.aiga.org/design-for-good/
). Details to be followed. Both Gage and Nina love CommDe new promo kits which does mean something.