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IEAP - 1516
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi / th Thailand
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Warisa Chaisutyakorn

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This research involved the study of ritual practices related to death in Thailand and the process of remembering the person we lost. According to the Buddhist’s belief, a memorial is a place for people to keep the ash or a piece of memory that is left behind, of their beloved person after the body has been cremated. Thai people annually hold a religious ceremony on a special occasion to commemorate the dead person at the memorial. However, as religion has become the main influence in the remembering process, we start to forget the true reason why we need to remember, which is for us to get over the grief of losing the person we love and continue living with the loss. Besides, remembering is originally a natural process that could happen as naturally as we are with ourselves or share the memory with the person in our family. Seeing the way remembering has become merely a duty to follow nowadays made me questioning how to bring back the value of memory in rituals we commonly practice. This research aimed to study the architectural space and programs that could enhance the value of memory and remembering while religious practice is being performed.

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