Philip Cornwell-Smith


Country: UK

Philip Cornwell-Smith is a Thai-based British author and journalist. He was a guidebook writer for Time Out and the founding editor of Bangkok’s first city magazine, Metro. His iconic book Very Thai: Everyday Popular Culture has so thoroughly influenced Thai art, design, and media that it became an artifact in six exhibitions. Its follow-up, Very Bangkok, re-interprets the city through multiple perspectives, senses, and subcultures. In 2021, it inspired the Bangkok Pavilion at Italy’s Countless Cities Biennale.

Philip Cornwell-Smith adalah seorang penulis dan jurnalis Inggris yang berbasis di Thailand. Ia adalah seorang penulis buku panduan untuk Time Out dan editor pendiri majalah kota pertama di Bangkok, Metro. Buku ikoniknya Very Thai: Everyday Popular Culture telah sangat memengaruhi seni, desain, dan media Thailand sehingga menjadi panduan di enam pameran. Selanjutnya Very Bangkok, menafsirkan ulang kota melalui berbagai perspektif, indra, dan subkultur. Pada tahun 2021 telah menginspirasi Paviliun Bangkok di Countless Cities Biennale Italia.

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Main Program | Travel Writing: Making Sense of the World

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly; you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel —leaves …