Y3 Cluster Topic: Theater of the Everyday, co-lead with Danny Wills
Keywords: site research, tactile urbanism, street politics, incremental change, architectural agency, community participation, people as infrastructure
In this cluster, we will develop new forms of urban literacy by learning to read and act on the city. We position site research as a design activity, encouraging the use of surveying tools and qualitative research methods to unpack the complexities of urban space. Through measurement, mapping, carefully designed interviews, observation, sketching and data extraction, we will analyse and reimagine the spatial context of vulnerable communities in Bangkok.
The goal of the cluster is to define a grounded and analytical process for contextually sensitive design that promotes community engagement and incremental change. Our projects will not invent realities from foreign concepts but rather they will unfold, discover, modify, extend upon and reveal the inherent identities and ingenuity already present in our sites of interest.