Dr. Non Arkaraprasertkul, is the international Principal Investigator of Case study 3: WAT KAE NANG LEONG, Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Non Arkaraprasertkul is Visiting Professor of the Middle and Far East at Jagiellonian University in Poland and Adjunct Professor of Society and Culture at Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon (RMUTP). Trained as an architect, urban designer, historian, and anthropologist, Non conducts research on pressing social issues concerning contemporary Asian cities such as urban growth, heritagization, and mobility and mental health. Owing to his eclectic background, his research approach includes both inquisitive ethnography and participatory design thinking. He received his master’s degree in architecture and urban design Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a master’s degree in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford, and a master’s degree and doctorate in social anthropology from Harvard University. He previously held teaching and research positions in the US, China, Thailand, and most recently in Australia as Senior Lecturer in Urbanism at the University of Sydney.