Makerspaces, Fab Labs, creative Labs
In mainland Thailand, Makerspace Chiang Mai and Fab Cafe Bangkok look like the places we would work at although The Makerspace in Chiang Mai seemed a bit overpriced for the local income standards with rates comparable to European Fab Labs / Makerspaces. Shame there was no event or talk taking place during our stay in order to meet other makers, media artists, designers.
Another place dedicated to making and more specifically textile digital design, is PINN: a shop that focuses on digital surface and fabric design. That’s next to C.A.M.P. co-working space which is so far the one co-working space we liked the most as it is basically a buzzing cafe with people doing laptop work, meetings, reading or simply online surfing.
A full body 3d Scanning and scaled 3d Printing shop can also be found in MAYA shopping centre. We’ve seen another couple of small stores in Nimman area offering 3d printing facilities.
With MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum a short ride away from Chiang Mai, as well as emerging art spaces and various art cultural movements, this town is even more appealing for art/design/creative nomads like ourselves.