Asnee Tasna, Thailand
Asnee graduated in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in 1972. He had then worked in Singapore with a private architectural practice in Singapore soon after the graduation till 2001. Asnee retired from architectural practice and returned to Bangkok, his home town in 2003 where he is now residing.
Asnee is an Urban Sketchers’ correspondent for Bangkok since 2008 and an instructor for USk’s 2nd Symposium of 2011 in Lisbon. After having successfully founded Bangkok Sketchers in 2010, he set up the regional chapter, Urban Sketchers of Thailand (National Chapter), in Dec 2014 with the aim to combine the active talented sketchers across the country. Asnee was one of the co-authors of the Architects’ Sketchbooks, published in Bangkok in 2008 (Chinese version: published 2013), a contributor of The Art of Urban Sketching (2012) and An Illustrated Journey (2013). He is now teaching as an external lecturer/instructor for Architectural Faculty of Bangkok University and Arsomsilp Institute of Arts in Bangkok.
SketchWalk C: Singapore Now and Then
Location: Queen Street
Singapore is a compact city state with surprisingly varied characteristic, its multi-racial population offers the unique sketching experience of its own. As visitors, one can’t help but notice the strange co-existence of the unlikely cultures, customs, traditions, people, architecture and landscape. But as sketchers, such rich variety of Singapore cityscape translates into a pleasantly surprise and sketching challenge and fun.
Singapore Now & Then will aim to explore the old and the new of Singapore by visiting its national monument, the historical and the iconic building, Raffle’s Hotel and its hi-tech National Library, another icon building of the recent days. These two buildings are situated not far from each other yet far different than each other in so many ways. The activity will allow the participants a glimpse of, as well as to capture with his or her own hand, the Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling was invented and patronized by a host of elites including Ernest Hemingway and Somerset Maugham, in addition of a visit to the public area of the hotel with its splendid court yards.
For more information about the Symposium, including schedule and registration information, please visit the Symposium site.