Author: Hans van Willemswaard
Publishers: Garden of Fruition
Publication date: 23 August 2016
This year Suan Nguen Mee Ma social enterprise celebrates its 15th anniversary. The social enterprise manages a bookshop, coffee house and restaurant in the old city centre of Bangkok. At this occasion Hans van Willenswaard, co-founder, compiled a thought provoking book for Sulak Sivaraksa’s 84th birthday in 2017. Ajarn Sulak enabled the start-up and was the first chairman of the shareholders’ community. The book describes an engaging learning journey that begins from meeting Ajarn Sulak in the Netherlands and reflects on a remarkable diversity of encounters in Thailand, SE Asia, and in Bhutan. The book leads to the question how interactions between activists, intellectuals and practitioners from Asia and Europe, in particular around The Hague. City of Peace and Justice can play a creative role in the search for a new development paradigm, a new understanding of rights and duties regarding land and ‘the commons’, and a Wellbeing Society with organic agriculture at its heart.
The author was born in the Netherlands and lives in Thailand together with co-founder Wallapa. Educated as a ‘cultural worker’ in the revolutionary 1960ies, he became active in the organic movement after a training at Emerson College, U.K.
Book launching of The Wellbeing Society. A Radical Middle Path to Global Transformation, with author Hans van Willenswaard at Srinakharinwirot University 114 Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok 10110 Thailand, 13.30 – 15.30 hours, Tuesday 23 August 2016.
Price 320 THB or 12 euro + postage costs (outside Thailand) Orders and payment