July 7, 2021 - Chulalongkorn University - International Program in Design and Architecture: INDA PARADE 2021: The Butterfly Dream
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July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

Chulalongkorn University

Courtesy of Chulalongkorn University.

Courtesy of Chulalongkorn University.

Courtesy of Chulalongkorn University.

Courtesy of Chulalongkorn University.

Courtesy of Chulalongkorn University.

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International Program in Design and Architecture
INDA PARADE 2021: The Butterfly Dream
May 10–14, 2021

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INDA is the International Program in Design and Architecture of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. It aims to nurture diversity in design approaches, methodologies, and sensibilities, based on a clear framework of constructive dialogue. The school is a four-year bachelor program founded in 2006 with a strong emphasis on design studios, considered as an opportunity to enquire, through architectural design, topics, and methodologies relevant to the agenda of contemporary architecture, with a particular focus on South East Asian dynamics and specificities. Although INDA has adopted architecture as its principal topic of studio courses, it aims to show how architecture connects to other disciplines, such as landscape architecture and urban design, and thus to show how architecture is representative of design disciplines in general. 

INDA Parade
INDA Parade is the main event of the school held at the end of each academic year, involving design studio reviews, exhibitions, lectures, parties, happening concurrently and in the same space. It is meant to enable the community of students, instructors, alumni, guests, and the external public to discover and celebrate students’ works collectively as an ongoing conversation. In 2021, challenged by the current events, INDA continued to use a social virtual reality platform as a complementary tool for exchanging and representing ideas'.

In Zhuangzi, Zhuang Zhou dreamt of being a butterfly. When he woke up, he was not sure if it was Zhuang Zhou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuang Zhou. Today, we are bridging between physical reality, AR/VR, and online platforms for communication. INDA (International Program in Design and Architecture) annual student show, INDA PARADE 2021 - The Butterfly Dream represents the seamless dialogues between these realities.

VR worlds
Main exhibition space constructed inside VR platform. There are 40 worlds dedicated to academic studios, and there is a main exhibition world. Inside the world, there are floating islands consisting of individual students' work, their digital model, and a broadcasting screen for live streaming the reviews. Islands in the main exhibition space are organized in a formation of the stepwell, with a large broadcasting screen floating in the center. This formation allows for good visibility to the public event while guests see the exhibition.

Public events
There were domestic and international guests who gave lectures and symposiums. There were INDA alumni talks to share some of the work they are doing and their experience since they graduated from INDA. Talks insight into working in corporate architecture offices, setting up your own design practice, getting into other design fields, and running your own creative businesses. There was a panel discussion with leading 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. There were three international keynote lectures during the parade, including Pritzker award-winning Japanese Architect Toyo Ito on "The Challenge of Contemporary Architecture", American architect Jesse Reiser on "In and Out of Context", and Jonas Lundberg, the visionary architect and academic on "Infinite Grounds; Building as Cities in the Work of Urban Future Organization".

Design Studio instructors - academic year 2020–2021
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 Suksudpaisarn, Pitchapa Jular, Eduardo Cassina, Per Stefan Svedberg, Hseng Tai Lintner, Warisara Sudswong, Liva Dudareva, Oliver Losser, Juan Cuevas Duran, Ema Hana Kacar, Kamonsin Chathurattaphol.

Design team
Coordinator: Takanao Todo
Design Assitant: Wasutop Viriyasuebpong
Technical Assistants: Nattha Dhamabutra / Santasak Apasuthirat

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