After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand

This report from the fields of Huay Hin Lad Nai comes from the research team at the Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, as part of the project Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand. Members of the Karen youth community discuss the Koh Toh To ceremony, which signals the end of the harvest season among the Karen of Huay Hin Lad Nai.  https://vimeo.com/306969119 “Tho-B-Kha Pee-B-Syor Ma-Tha-Wee Tha-Tae-LeeOr-Ser-Kor-Me … Continue reading After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand

Blue Stories: Day 2 of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan

Over the course of three days in October, students, craftspeople and researchers explored indigo from a variety of perspectives, as a methodological and pedagogical tool to surpass borders based on territorial, temporal and disciplinary categories in higher education. This methodology workshop, organised by the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) in association with HaB and … Continue reading Blue Stories: Day 2 of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan

Blue Stories: Glimpses of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan, Day 1

Over the course of three days in October, students, craftspeople and researchers explored indigo from a variety of perspectives, as a methodological and pedagogical tool to surpass borders based on territorial, temporal and disciplinary categories in higher education. This methodology workshop, organised by the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) in association with HaB and … Continue reading Blue Stories: Glimpses of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan, Day 1

Snapshots from Taipei: HaB at the Taipei National University of the Arts

In preparation for the HaB Methodology Workshop, Indigo Traditions and Itineraries, which is to take place on 26–27 October, members of the HaB network have arrived in Taiwan. Here are a few snapshots of their first day at TNUA, taken by academic director Aarti Kawlra.   Some scenes from the Shilin Night Market:   All … Continue reading Snapshots from Taipei: HaB at the Taipei National University of the Arts

Project Update: Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand

In February 2018, 17 members of the youth group of Huay Hin Lad Nai, aged between 14 and 27, started to conduct in-depth interviews with community elders on different topics in, such asthe historical background of the community, family and kinship structures, the villagers’ local knowledge on forest classification and natural resource use as well … Continue reading Project Update: Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand

Rice-scapes across Borders: On the Asian Rice-scapes Panel at the 6th Asian Borderlands Networks Conference

The 6thconference of the Asian Borderlands Network was held at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, between August 13–15. The central theme, “Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources,” inspired the panel convenors to propose a broad array of topics covering the different corners of Asia. The detailed program is still accessible online here. Our double … Continue reading Rice-scapes across Borders: On the Asian Rice-scapes Panel at the 6th Asian Borderlands Networks Conference

Colour as Word, Virtue and Vehicle

Linguistic Dynamics and Aesthetic, Economic and Therapeutic Potentialities of Indigo This project explores indigo as a relevant topic encompassing practices in India and other countries in Asia, three countries of the West African platform (Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali) and connections with Switzerland. The country project will involve research collaboration as well as scientific co-production. … Continue reading Colour as Word, Virtue and Vehicle

Field Notes from the Forest: Agricultural Traditions in Huay Hin Lad Nai

Under the project Living with and in the Forest in Northern Thailand, 17 young members of the Karen community in Huay Hin Lad Nai village form the research team that aims to collect data on a number of key community issues, including the historical background of their community, the villagers’ local knowledge on forest classification and … Continue reading Field Notes from the Forest: Agricultural Traditions in Huay Hin Lad Nai