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Theme: Evolutionary Ideas

This event occurred on
April 3, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm ICT
(UTC +7hrs)
bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

We selected 'Evolutionary Ideas' as our theme as we believe it incorporates a focused yet open enough interpretation of the universe.
Global Perspectives - this is an idea that we believe is pivotal to our school community, and one which is becoming ever present in the local community. We would like to include this idea and focus around the nature vs nurture debate. Is a global community still part of the ‘new world’? How do we as humans impact the environment and what can we do about it? How does the media reflect local and global issues?
Technology - with the development of the graphene, do we as humans have anything else to aim for? How can we continue to improve our technology if we have already reached such great heights? Are we too reliant on technology?
Literature - With the world becoming a 'melting pot' how important is literature in ensuring national identity? Does literature provide us with 'true' answers? Are we facing a world where literature is no longer identifiable from a traditional place and only exists in a global perspective? Does literature still serve its purpose by allowing us to make sense of the world around us? Or do we have to seek a new means (such as technology) to do this?

Bangkok International Preparatory & Secondary School (Bangkok Prep)
23 Sukhumvit 53
bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10110
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Jon Jandai

Co-founder of PunPun center for self reliance, farmer, and earthen builder in Thailand
Jon Jandai (Jo) ) is foremost a farmer, secondly a widely known earthen builder in Thailand. He is from Yasothorn Province Thailand and has been farming all of his life. He also began building earthen homes on his family farm in 1997. He began doing workshops on earthen building in 2002, initially traveling the country and voluntarily teaching farmers’/villager groups ,NGOs, etc creating what is now a widespread earthen building movement in Thailand. He co-founded Pun Pun in July 2003 and is most interested in preserving our heritage in seeds.

Thammika Songkaeo

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Thammika has also lived in India, Uganda, Rwanda, and various cities in the United States, thus bringing a broad and international outlook to her work and decision-making. She currently takes on the role of an intrapreneur at The HEAD Foundation (Singapore), shifting the culture of the organization from an academic research organization to a hands-on grant-giving institution for social impact. Her career path into social impact was unexpected. Upon majoring in French Literature and Asian Studies, she joined a Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature, but switched to a career in education research after teaching undergraduate courses and realizing how deeply student performance was the outcome of complex interplays of social and socioeconomic factors. She continues to read and to suggest literature as a way of unveiling the self and societies, to better understand the individual and the world.

Organizing team


Bangkok, Thailand