Imagine if you will the contemporary master-planned neighbourhoods of the western world. Planners seem to increasingly seek to "contain" and "channel" populations by controlling public and social spaces. Like a dense page of official writing with no margins, there is no space for the individual to "doodle" Ideas of inclusivity and social comfort go further to manage the social and behavioural characteristics that may emerge in any radical departures from the routines of home and work. Is a new vision of Thailand being enacted as the world struggles to recover from Covid 19?
Thailand still, I believe,offers a better sense of "place" and less of the fortress-like anonymous constructed world of the west. Thailand's places are characterized by ‘in-betweenness’ in terms of spaces, activities, time and management. In short, there is wiggle room where the individual can still make his "reality"!
In such individually constructed realities, memories are made, lost and found like names, hearts and arrows carved on toilet walls. In Thailand, at least, maybe we can still inhabit the world instead of simply being passive observers of the spectacle.
Welcome to our channel and short films about Thailand, Thai Culture and Ladyboys. We are David and Annie (who is a Thai ladyboy)as seen on Ladyboys the documentary in the UK, Australia and the Phillipines.