Jac. P. Thijsse Lab research visit to Taipei, Seoul and Bangkok

To put the Jac. P. Thijsse Lab for Nature Research internationally on the map and develop further exchange programs and partnerships in Asia, coordinator Yasmine Ostendorf conducted a researchvisit to Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. She visited a new material fair at Hua-Shan Creative Park in Taipei, visited the RISC material library for eco-materials in Bangkok and interviewed Dr. Singh Intrachooto. She gave workshops, crit-sessions and lectures in both Seoul and Taipei, and spoke to artists, curators and cultural policymakers about new materials and art and environment in rapidly growing economies.

Yasmine met the following organisations:


ZerO1ne, a new residency programme by the Hyundai Foundation

ARKO, the Korean Arts Council

The Book Society, an independent bookshop that organises events and Reading Groups

Listen to the City, an artist/activist collective

RAT School of the Arts, an alternative art school

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Seoul

Art Sonje Center, a major art venue in Seoul


Hua-Shan Creative Park (Material fair)

Taipei Biennial (curator Wu Mali)

Bamboo Curtain Studio, a residency programme that operates at the intersection of art and ecology

Taipei Contemporary Art Centre (TCAC), a key venue for contemporary art in Taipei

Nature More (curator Wu Fei), a bilingual platform sharing global cases addressing environmental issues through creative means, including art/design/architecture/fashion/science


Dr. Singh Intrachooto, architect and designer

Research and Innovation Sustainability Center (RISC), a research center on sustainable materials 

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), a key cultural venue in the heart of Bangkok


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