Tales from the Riverbank

An Interview with David Robinson

As Director of Bangkok River Partners and Co-founder of the Creative District Foundation, David Robinson tells us about the Creative District and what the future holds for Bangkok’s bustling riverfront.


In conversation with David J. Constable

Can you explain the history and the development of the Creative District?

When I took on the management of Bangkok River Partners, encouraging businesses along the Chao Phraya River and marketing as a destination for leisure and tourism, I quickly realised we needed to talk about our community. Duangrit Bunnag (DBALP), Pieter Compernol and Stephanie Grusenmeyer (P.Tendercool) and I invited gallery owners, photographers, writers, and entrepreneurs—about 40 people in all—to meet under a tree at The Jam Factory to discuss our part of town. We met every month, and before we knew it, the idea of an art district had become the Creative District. We held regular town hall meetings and…

Original published: 2018-11-05 16:15:19 Read the full Bangkok News here


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