Urban Commons Lab

Way to Community

International Workshops in Community Design: Against the backdrop of defunct institutional planning and economic stagnation, acts of creative, temporary placemaking have emerged in cities around the world in recent years. This workshop series invited leading practitioners around the world whose work has demonstrated both the potential and impact of creative interventions as a venue of meaningful participation and engagement in city planning. Their work suggests ways in which planning actions can expand beyond the limited institutional and procedural framework to better engage with social and community processes that occur through enactment, experience, and dialogue. Each guest practitioner was asked to develop an interactive event in a selected community in Taipei in collaboration with a local counterpart that expands the possibilities of planning actions. [Link] 

Collaborative O. Company, Taipei Urban Regeneration Office (2018). Project Conveners/ Jeffrey Hou and Chen-Yu Lien. Staff/ Pei-Ying Shih, Sandy Lin, Si-Jing Huang. Workshop Leads/ Ryan Reynold (Gap Filler), Antonio Risanto (CHL/TRIACO & Associates) and Chawanad Luansang (CAN), Floor Ziegler, Waseda University Planning Institute of Medicine-based Town (PIMBT), Alex Gilliam (Public Workshop). (Images: Collaborative O. Company, Jeff Hou)