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Lilani Goonesena

Writer in Vientiane

Eating, Drinking and Anonymous Blogging in Vientiane

PRESENTED ON SEP 15, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 4

Lilani Goonesena is the blogger behind Eat Drink Laos, who is also a freelance writer and web designer. She is the nosy person who asks endless questions and shamelessly snaps photos in restaurants and at street food stalls around Vientiane. Lilani gives us a peek into the scrumptious world of food blogging in Vientiane.

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Sushi Blogging

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Vientiane Art Education Collage

BY HIROSHI YOSHIOKA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hiroshi Yoshioka spent several years teaching art to art teachers and students at a Lao school. What materials did they work with? What did they create? For his PechaKucha, Hiroshi will talk about his students and show some of their artwork, and discuss his thoughts about the role of art in Laos. These are all thoughts that grew out of spending time with his teaching colleagues and students.

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A Cleaner, Greener Vientiane

BY SERGE DOUSSANTOUSSE
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Serge Doussantousse considers himself a French citizen of the world. In 2010 he started investigating local rubbish collections and causes of pollution by following the trucks that collected his household waste in Vientiane. Since then his project Green Vientiane has led several cleaning, greening and recycling-reusing initiatives across Vientiane.

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Site, Space, Matter: Experiments in Laos

BY SOMPHONSACK 'TOUN' PHAYOUPHORN
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"Toune" Phayouph is an architect trained in Switzerland who combines Lao and international traditions in architecture. Toun will present some of his architectural work in Laos, some already built, some not yet built, and some in the course of production. 

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Statues of Vientiane - A Personal Selection

BY RUTH FOSTER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Strolling around Vientiane Laos, you come across many different statues, all of which have stories to tell. Ruth Foster will present a personal selection of the statues of Vientiane.

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.

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Il mondo del travel blogging e cosa cerco nei miei viaggi, facendo riferimento anche a quegli spazi del viaggiatore che possono risultare interessanti per un architetto.