Ploy Kasama Yamtree

A community architect based in Bangkok, working in the fields of knowledge management, community architecture and development. Ploy uses participatory processes, involving different areas of knowledge such as design, art, architecture, planning, communication, gaming, environment, public health, and climate change.

She has been producing community engagement projects across Thailand, connecting with locals and bringing out the hidden and forgotten potentials of people and places. She runs Openspace, a community development studio that works with people across Thailand and Asia. She loves to build things by herself and with community builders, as this leads to self-empowerment to create and experiment with all the ideas she has interest in.