“EARTH MANUAL PROJECT: Co-creation design for disaster” Talk

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok in collaboration with Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC), Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO) and NPO Plus Arts invited those interested people to share knowledge, idea and cooperation approach for disaster preparedness through the talk by four creators from Japan, Indonesia and Thailand, on 19th October (Sun.) 2014 from 13:00-17:00 at TCDC. The creators have illustrated the design process through case studies under the theme of ‘Co-creation’, which is also the keyword behind the project design development. The audience has learnt the two-way process direction between designer and children, disaster victims and educationalists, including the latest projects and activities now ongoing within Thailand.


Date – Time: 19 October 2014 | 13.00 – 17.00

Venue: Auditorium, TCDC

No. of Participants: approximately 70 people



The ‘EARTH MANUAL PROJECT’ was started in 2013 by the joined forces of Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO) and NPO Plus Arts. The project introduces creative activities from disaster-stricken countries that relate to disaster preparedness and mitigation including knowledge and idea sharing for disaster prevention.


About the Speakers

Mr. Hirokazu Nagata
Vice Director,
Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO)

Ms. Ruttikorn Vuttikorn
Club Creative Co., Ltd., Game Designer

Ms. Vipavee Kunavichayanont
Co-founder, Design for Disasters

Associate Professor, Gadjah Mada University

Mr. Mek Sayasevi
Co-founder, CROSSs


Greeting by Mr. Kazuhiro Fukuda (Director General, The Japan Foundation, Bangkok)


Localized and Fun to Learn Disaster Education Programs by Mr. Hirokazu Nagata (Vice Director, Design and Creative Center Kobe)


Playing for Survival: Gamification Unfold by Ms. Ruttikorn Vuttikorn (Club Creative Co., Ltd., Game Designer)




Empathy to Disaster Prone Community: Case of Core House Development Post Disaster by Mr. Ikaputra (Associate Professor, Gadjah Mada University)


From Ideas to Actualization: The Reconstruction of Nine Schools Affected by the Earthquake 2014, Chiang Rai by Vipavee Kunavichayanont (Co-founder, Design for Disasters)


The participatory action research for school design in earth quake area. The case study of Doichaang school at Doichaang, Vavi in Chiangrai by Mek Sayasevi (Community Architect)


Summary & Prospects by Hirokazu Nagata (Vice Director, Design and Creative Center Kobe)


Co-organizers: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC), NPO Plus Arts



Sponsored by: The Toyota Foundation International Grant Program as a part of the Project entitled, ‘Platform Building of Emerging Nations of Southeast Asia for Mutual Learning and Support in Disaster-related Field’.