Bangkok has a brand new cafe with not solely cups of joe but additionally an area to debate social points.
Only a stone’s throw from the Goethe Institute, Treppenhaus is a brand new spot for politicians and the politically minded to seize espresso (THB55, all varieties) and trade concepts on heated matters.
“Espresso is the start of a gathering, a hyperlink to get individuals collectively. Then, we will begin speaking about all the pieces that pursuits us,” proprietor Pitsanuwat “Tamm” Singchai stated. “It is a secure area to debate any social points that you just’re obsessed with.”
Upon finishing his training in psychology and concrete planning in Germany, Tamm opened a German language tutoring faculty and consultancy serving to Thai college students who need to examine there. That funds the Treppenhaus venture, which goals to advertise change in his dwelling nation, Tamm stated.
Each first Sunday of the month is one thing dubbed “Sunday Council,” the place Tamm invitations politicians, NGO employees, and activists for a panel dialogue on quite a lot of matters. One of many newest addressed home violence and included Paweena Hongsakul, president of Paweena Hongsakul Basis for Youngsters and Ladies.
Each third Thursday hosts Pride at Work to assemble the LGBTQ+ group to speak about their office hardships. Sooner or later, there can be a weekly Ladies’s Day devoted to social points regarding ladies.
“I hope this may assist create new political dynamics,” Tamm stated. “I need to make politics for everybody to choose up, focus on, and discover options collectively extra creatively.”
Treppenhaus is situated in Soi Ngam Duphli, a couple of 5-minute stroll from MRT Lumphini.