Jaques-Chai Chomthongdi

Jacques-chai Chomthongdi was a Research Associate at Focus on the Global South (www.focusweb.org), a program for development policy research, analysis and action, based in Bangkok.He is also a co-founder and member of FTA Watch (www.ftawatch.org), a network of NGOs, academics, and social movements in Thailand monitoring and coordinating on issues related to bilateral and regional trade negotiations.He is a writer and editorial team member of … Continue reading Jaques-Chai Chomthongdi

CURLS Summer School 2019 is now OPEN for Registration!

We are delighted to invite 24 participants around the globe to explore the notion of Earth Community and the commons, which is a corner stone idea in the process of transformation towards genuine sustainability and inclusive social justice, under the theme ‘Nature Rights, Global Citizenship And Reclaiming ‘the Commons’: THE RISE OF EARTH TRUSTEESHIP’. In a world with overwhelming globalization, the recognition of the notion of … Continue reading CURLS Summer School 2019 is now OPEN for Registration!

Prapart Pintobtaeng

Associate Professor Dr. Prapart Pintobtang is the Director of Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI). He is a passionate organic farmer and his farm is part of a unique area not far from Bangkok where farmers share the art of agriculture in the spirit of “the commons movement”. In 2014 Dr. Prapart co-initated a march from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to promote land reform. He was arrested and … Continue reading Prapart Pintobtaeng


CURLS 2018 under the theme Healing Earth, Healing Society, Healing Self brought over 24 participants from around the world to the concept of Healing through many different perspectives. The participants discovered that Healing Self is also part of the process that will help them transform our global governance towards genuine sustainability and inclusive social justice. For more information, please download CURLS 2018 report below: CURLS … Continue reading CURLS 2018 REPORT

Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University is a public research institution based in Bangkok with around 40,000 students. The institution was founded in 1917. That year, King Vajiravudh decided that the former Civil Service College was ready to become a university, naming Chulalongkorn in memorial to his father, the king regarded as having laid the foundations of modern education in Thailand. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) had the aim of … Continue reading Chulalongkorn University

7 Arts Inner Place

With anthroposophic approach, it is indisputable that human being comprises of body, soul, and spirit. With this core belief, 7 Arts Inner Place aims to restore harmony and balance, and to heal illness with the system of anthroposophic medicine, under the supervision of the anthroposophic art therapist. For people who seek to restore emotional balance, the anthroposophic art therapy carefully works with light, darkness, and … Continue reading 7 Arts Inner Place

Ban Pa Teung Ngam, Karen Hilltribe, Chiang Mai

Ban Pa Tueng Ngam is a Karen village located between Prao and Chiang Dao districts in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The village lives on subsistence economy which promotes the conservation of nature. Even though Ban Pa Tueng Ngam is small, the community has helped maintain over 10,000 Rai (sixteen square meters) of forests. Interesting topics Subsistence economy Community forests Rotational cropping Tradition/ Ritual/ Folktale Livelihood of … Continue reading Ban Pa Teung Ngam, Karen Hilltribe, Chiang Mai

Makhampom Theater Group

Makhampom is known to Thais as a famous drama group that uses theatre, puppets, stage performances, traditional music and mime to help develop communities by encouraging local people to exchange opinions and ideas and take part in community projects. At the same time, Makhampom also trains local people and youths in the community to produce communication tools themselves. Whether you call it a large family, … Continue reading Makhampom Theater Group

Klong Yong Community

KLONG YONG is a lowland area on the outskirt of Bangkok where is located in Nakorn Pathom Province, Thailand. The community aims to produce organic rice and preserving the local paddy seed in Nakorn Chaisri field. They also applied many technics in rice field management to increase the production. Ban Chanote, Klong Yong-Lantakfa Community Enterprise was established here with the mission to produce organic rice … Continue reading Klong Yong Community