LOCATION :Si Ayutthaya Road
PROGRAMS :Medical Centre
Common comes from the sense of togetherness, which is different from the typical meaning of publicness bounded by the legal framework on possession. Regardless of being inherited historically or just created spontaneously, their complexity, flexibility and intimacy do not necessarily contradict private domains. It could be stated that future urban culture is generated in the common spaces, crossing the domains of the private and the public. Consequence to this premise, let’s strive to test the strength of the common. A street can be a common space. A living room could be, if you want. Then, how about your bedroom? And your bathroom? Indeed, no chance at all?
What indicates ‘common or commonness’ in our cities today? How are they created? or in what context can we identify ‘common / common-ness’ to public/private space controlled by mass-capital and authorities? And what shapes or determines the meaning of tangibility and intangibility of common /or/ common space? We believe reorganizing today’s urban ecology of ‘common’ space will advance our narration and understandings of ‘common / common-ness’.