List of Collaboration
"Awakened" - graphic novel in collaboration with cartoonist Sara Fabbri and editor Chiara Natalucci
A Graphic novel that reconstructs the history of Thailand in the last four decades through the life of Lek, a fictional character based on real-life motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok. A story of migration and life in the city, of personal growth and political violence.
Participant Theatrum Mundi "Designing Politics"
Contributor to the workshops previous to the 2016 design competition in Rio and to the publication.
Urban Influencer for Design for the other 90%: Sustainable Cities
Contributor on Sustainable transportation to the exposition at the UN Headquarters in New York and the book by Cynthia Smith for the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum, 2011
"Lives in Transit" - a collaboration with photographer Agnes Dherbeys, ethno-musicologist Benjamin Tausig, documentary filmmaker Aphiwat Seangpatthasima, and Harvard Geographic Analysis Center
A multimedia commentary which explores the sensory dimensions of daily life in a motorcycle taxi group: its textures, sounds, rhythms, and micro-interactions. The final product will be shown in form of an “experience room” in which the viewers will be immersed into a dense multimedia space that incorporates still picture, video, soundscape, objects, and GPS tracking and offers a sensory experience of the drivers’ daily life, reflecting on the relationship between movement and stillness, mobility and arrest.
"What Shall We Do When We Lose Our Way" - a project by Supapong Laodheerasiri
9 Motorcyclists at motorcycle taxi station were asked to draw up a hometown map where they were from presenting as artworks conceptualized by the artist, Supapong Laodheerasiri. Each map drawing then was inserted into a sleeve of their motorcycle jackets en route to be seen by passengers as riding around Bangkok. “What shall we do when we lose our way?” delivers a concept of public art through multi-layered relationships of artist and motorcyclists in a subject of travelling simultaneously in mentality and in the actual space. As map represents elements of a place, our ability to draw up a map then means a clear understanding of a particular area. When we get lost, the first that comes to mind is to find a map, in turns that is signifying as a need to put in place a space, and to be relieved from foreignness in the area.
"Bangkok is Ringing: Episode 5" - a collaboration with Benjamin Tausig
A series exploring the politics of urban sound in Bangkok and beyond, through first-person reporting, field recordings, and analysis. This episode describes twelve hours in the auditory lives of a unique class of laborers, Bangkok's motosai, the motorcycle taxi drivers known as the ears of the street. They absorb the city's noise and rumor, from the roar of traffic to the gossip of street vendors, long workday after long workday.
I am always open to new collaborations, if you find my work interesting and you have something to propose contact me at: SopranzettiC@ceu.edu