TED WOMAN 2018 l Showing Up at Palm Spring

20 Nov 2018

 

Kotchakorn Voraakhom is the founder and CEO of Porous City Network, a landscape architecture social enterprise working to increase urban resilience in her hometown, Bangkok, Thailand. Her passion is solving urban ecological problems through landscape architectural design. Voraakhom previously founded and was the lead designer for the award-winning landscape architecture and urban design firm Landprocess, focused on improving Thailand's productive public space. She has worked on notable projects including a major urban ecological park at the heart of Bangkok and a number of innovative public landscape designs.

Voraakhom is also a highly active campaigner for public green space and is a design consultant for the Redevelopment Bangkok in celebrating its 250th anniversary. During graduate school, she co-founded the Koungkuey Design Initiative, an international partnership that works with communities in difficult landscapes to design and rebuild public space through a participatory process. She is a TED Fellow, Echoing Green Climate Fellow, Atlantic Fellow and Asia Foundation Development Fellow. She received her master's in landscape architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

 

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