Monuments of collectivism
HIGHLIGHTED PROJECT 2019
Program designed for students from Chulalongkorn University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying architecture.
The international workshop investigated – through a historical and contemporary perspective – the changing role of public spaces, their social significance and programming methods. It seeks to revitalize these spaces for contemporary needs and extrapolate on the design parameters. By exploring their ideological past and the logics, it speculated on how public infrastructure could face restructuring without losing its social values. Students will monumentalise their speculations through two vectors in the development process: preservation, and reconstruction of Soviet social values.