Sasiwimon Wongjarin (Aom), Founder and Director
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, Communication Advisor
Claire Rosslyn Wilson is a poet, cultural writer, researcher and editor, with in interest in how to develop international cultural exchanges to increase understanding between people and across cultures. She has international experience in Thailand, Singapore, Spain and Australia, and has written on intercultural exchanges in the arts, art and sustainability and the business of the creative industries.
Claire is the editor for culture360.ASEF.org, a platform that connects Asia and Europe through arts and culture, has been an editor for Atlas of the Future (2022), was a visual arts staff writer for Art Radar (2016-18) and was the creative writing editor at the human rights journal Right Now (2016–2019). Her poems and articles have been published in various journals, she has appeared at various writers’ festivals and her videopoems have been exhibited in Australia, Spain, Greece, the USA and Sweden. She co-wrote Freelancing in the Creative Industries (Oxford University Press, 2015), has a Masters in arts management and is completing her PhD in creative writing.
Studio 88 is hosted by the family-run Sak Homestay.