Chinatown Trip

As part of their SPPC, Cohort 5 went on a field trip to Chinatown/Yaowarat (เยาวราช) This particular day was a dedicated class on the concept and understanding of 'Social Extension': The Impact of Self on Society. Under Ajarn Napong's experienced tutelage and guidance, the students were asked to take 20 pictures while on location. The images were required to convey a sense of struggle with urban change. An example of some of the themes: gentrification, eviction, displacement, dying businesses, dilapidated buildings, etc.Additionally, the students were asked to summarise their experience with ONE descriptive word. Here are some of the responses:"Family", "Impressive", "Exciting", "New and Surprising", "Empathy", "Unfair", "Sympathy", "Eye-opening", "Awareness".