thingsmatter is a design studio committed to engaging with architecture as both critical discipline and fine art; as an instrument for cultural enlightenment beyond economic gain.

Early work in Bangkok includes temporary interventions in commercial spaces, which criticize aspects of consumer culture, while celebrating the material extravagance and diverse audiences that only shopping malls can provide. Recent work extends the working method, tactility, and human scale of thingsmatter’s event architecture to more conventional buildings, including private residences that offer public statements on the nature of the built environment.

Savinee Buranasilapin and Tom Dannecker founded thingsmatter in 2001, after studying architecture at Princeton University. In Bangkok, they have taught, lectured, and conducted workshops at Chulalongkorn, Silpakorn, Kasetsart, Rangsit, and Bangkok Universities. Overseas, they've lectured about their work at Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia, and several international conferences.

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"Live to Work", Dwell's profile of thingsmatter and aTypical Shophouse.
thingsmatter in Dwell magazine
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Lak-ka-pid Lak-ka-perd
Exhibition of S. Boonnimitra's research on non-Western representations of homosexuality. Incorporating photographs, videos, curatorial projects and text, the installation was prefabricated in Bangkok and brought to Sweden as luggage. Fabric nets define three rooms without quite enclosing them. Boonnimitra's abstract wraps around the gallery, diverging from straight to label specific works. Linear and binary readings are frustrated, as visitors move in and out of rooms, reading texts and artworks, viewing pieces by Boonnimitra and the artists she has collected, constantly shifting orientation and subject. In other words, la-ka-pid la-ka-perd*. With Sopawan Boonnimitra and Chirathaka Chittiratanakorn.
*The title is a Thai word which means literally "sometimes open, sometimes closed", but has complex, less overtly binary connotations, and is sometimes used as a slang term for sexual minorities. Boonnimitra suggests that the Thai word may be a more productive term for the cultural spaces she explores, as opposed to the "Queer Space" rhetoric which has figured prominently in Western cultural criticism.