Sasiwimon Wongjarin (Aom)
Sasiwimon Wongjarin is a cultural manager, with particular interests in cultural diversity and creative expression for social change. She has extended experience working internationally. She managed the foundation and the international residency programmes for The Land Foundation, an artist run initiative based in Chiangmai that focuses on natural farming, self-learning through meditation and contemporary art.
She has worked for the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in Singapore, an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member-countries. She managed the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), the Creative Encounters programme (which supported cultural partnerships to promote co-productions among Asian and European artists) and Creative Networks programme (to facilitate greater exchange and collaboration among cultural networks in Asia and Europe).
Currently she is working with the British Council in Bangkok, specialising in arts and the creative industries. She manages Crafting Futures Thailand projects, which strengthen the crafts sector as important part of the creative industries in Thailand. The projects provide creative skills and professional opportunities for women in the crafts sector as well as supporting the revitalisation of their cultural assets through collaborative activities and partnerships within Southeast Asia and in relation to the UK. In addition, she has been a board member of Samsara Foundation Thailand, which aims to reduce poverty by giving hill tribe children in the poorest province of Thailand (Mae Hong Son) a chance to attend and finish basic education.
Claire Rosslyn Wilson
Claire Rosslyn Wilson is an international cultural manager, researcher and poet with over ten years experience working in arts and content development in Thailand, Singapore, Spain and Australia. She has worked with large international organisations (such as the International Organisation for Migration in their Thailand office) as well as small community and arts organisations (such as Multicultural Arts Victoria, Craft Victoria or ArtsPositive).
She co-wrote Freelancing in the Creative Industries (Oxford University Press, 2015), and is the poetry editor for the human rights journal Right Now. Her poems and articles have been published in journals such as the Westerly, Australian Poetry, Transnational Literature, Voiceworks, Offset and others. She has presented at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Noted Writers Festival and Brimbank Writers and Readers Festivals. She has had her work exhibited in a solo exhibition in Barcelona in 2018 and in 2014 she received a creative Fellowship at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.
Studio 88 is hosted by the family-run Sak Homestay.