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COLUMN SPACE

CONCEPT 2022 (SELF INITIATED)

 

 

AS PART OF THE PROJECT |TERRAIN ODDITIES| PROBING THE RADICAL POTENTIAL FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE FUTURE PUBLIC SPACES, THE PROPOSITION SEEKS TO EXPERIMENT WITH RETROFITTING EXISTING PHYSICAL PUBLIC SPACES WITH DEDICATED PLACES TO HOST 24-7-365 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT BY INVITING EXPRESSION OF SINCERE AND POTENTIALLY CHALLENGING THOUGHTS AND IDEAS OF MATTER. 

 

DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM THE PHENOMENA OF THE NEW SPACE TYPOLOGY THAT EMERGED IN THE 1960S CULTURAL LANDSCAPE– ‘SAFE SPACE’ (ORIGINATING FROM THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT) AND THE WIDELY FOUND ‘CIRCLE DEFENCE’ FORM OF MECHANISM (FOR MAINTAINING AREA OF SECURITY), THE PROJECT PROPOSES A SPACE FOR RADICAL INCLUSION– ACCEPTANCE OF ALL HONEST IDEAS AND THOUGHTS, AS WELL AS THE CRITICISM & JUDGEMENT THAT IS EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IN REACTION. 

RESPONDING TO THE VIRTUAL SHIFT OF SOCIAL CONNECTION RESULTING IN INCREASING PHYSICAL ISOLATION, THE PROPOSAL SEEKS TO GENERATE ALTERNATIVE IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXERCISING AND EMPOWERING INDIVIDUAL INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY AND CIVIL SOCIAL INTERACTION.  

THE PROJECT AIMS TO CATALYSE RICHER AND MORE IMAGINATIVE TYPES AND FORMS OF INTERACTION AMONG PARTICIPANTS BEYOND THE PREDOMINANTLY COMMERCE-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES IMPLICITLY PRESCRIBED BY THE PRODUCER-CONSUMER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE INHABITANTS AND THE PLACES OF LIVING COMMONLY FOUND IN THE PUBLIC REALM AS AN EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTION INVOKING CHANGE, CARE, A SENSE OF BELONGING, AND THE NOTION OF RESPONSIBILITY BY THE GENUINE GESTURE OF TRUST, INCLUSION, AND THE OPEN INVITATION TO CONFRONT CHALLENGES LOCALLY AND IN REALITY. 

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