BANGKOK DESIGN WEEK 2024, 27 JAN–4 FEB

Once in a Wild

Once in a Wild

The exhibition of art and design was organized with the aim to support the staff and resources at the Wildlife Rescue Center No. 1 in Nakhon Nayok. This center is responsible for taking care of disabled wildlife and those involved in legal cases. Emphasis is placed on working through the exhibition design and promoting awareness to the public. The center also sells artistic designs to contribute funds for the wildlife care activities. Currently, both the natural habitat and living areas of the wildlife have greatly reduced due to threats to their habitats, transformed into agricultural lands, industrial areas, and urban territories. In addition to the encroachment on natural habitats by the growing population, wildlife trade and large animal trafficking in Thailand also pose significant threats to the survival of these animals. The Wildlife Rescue Center serves as a sanctuary for disabled wildlife, as well as those threatened by hunting and legally confiscated. It also houses wildlife returned from licensed owners or rescued from various situations. In Thailand, there are three such centers, namely in Nakhon Nayok, Krabok Koo, and Pratap Chang. Currently, these centers shelter a large number of animals, especially the Wildlife Rescue Center No. 1 in Nakhon Nayok, including species such as leopards, sun bears, macaques, various bird species, and many more. Some of these animals are evidence from legal cases, while others are lost, injured, or disabled. These animals can no longer live in the wild due to behavioral changes, such as dependency on humans for food. They require lifelong care from the staff, resulting in substantial costs for food, medical treatment, and vaccinations. The limited budget from the government is often insufficient to cover these expenses. Given the welfare of the wildlife and the staff, as artists and designers, we recognize the challenges and want to be part of creating awareness about the dedication of the staff and the well-being of wildlife. Hence, we took the initiative to collaborate with other artists and designers to organize an exhibition, aiming to educate the urban population about the current environmental challenges.
Designer
  • Siriwan Tempati
  • Vipoo Srivilasa
  • M.l. Pawinee Sukhaswasdi Santisiri
  • Ploenchan Vinyaratn
  • Rush Pleansuk
  • Piboon Amornjiraporn
  • Nakrob Moonmanas
  • Jun Sekino
  • Singh Intrachooto