You’ll find inspiration at these coworking spaces in Chiang Mai

Makerspace Thailand

Founded by Nati Sang, this workshop has all the tools you need to build your own models, gadgets and appliances. Members can also attend free classes. fb.com/makerspaceth

Blackitch Artisan Kitchen

This sophisticated establishment offers modernist plates featuring ingredients from northern Thailand, with a focus on fish, fermentation and foraging. Reservations are essential for their nine-course tasting menu (THB2,000, about 3,320). blackitch.com

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Rada Loom

Take weaving lessons and learn techniques developed by hill tribes while perched on a two-shaft or four-shaft loom. Rada Loom also sells small portable looms invented by the proprietor himself. fb.com/radaloom

Punspace

A co-working space with three centrally located branches: The Wiang Kaew branch has a quiet area for concentrated work and a great garden where digital nomads can work under mango trees, while the space at Tha Phae Gate is a converted warehouse with a high-ceilinged main room and free skill-sharing sessions on Mondays. punspace.com

31st Century Museum

This collection of container vans filled with cultural artifacts is a project by acclaimed artist and Chiang Mai resident Kamin Lertchaiprasert. It’s a gallery, community art project and art installation that encourages visitors to recognize the creative value possessed by every one of us. Open on Tuesday afternoons. fb.com/31century

Chiangmai Art on Paper Studio

Artist-founded CAP Studio produces limited-edition handmade prints, in collaboration with local and international artists, using traditional approaches like etching, woodcuts and lithographs, as well as more experimental materials and methods.  chiangmaiartonpaper.com

This article first appeared in the July 2019 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Timi Siytangco

Photographed by

Matthew Neal

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