defying ‘no good spaces’
Using Rights to the City by David Harvey as a theoretical framework, the project lay claim to no good spaces in Singapore. As a summative to the personal project, the project will lay claims on no good spaces and defy against the dictated what can one call their own.
‘What kind of city we want cannot be divorced from the question of what kind of people we want to be.’
david harvey, rights to the city
What if people are given the rights to lay claims and defy against the dictated what can one call their own?
In reality, we organisms (humans) seek shelter. Buildings ex- ist as a shelters (homes) but also in our urban landscape as a point we ‘enter’ and ‘leave’. Such relationships of organisms entering and leaving the shelter can be quite monotonous. If we seek to shelter, why are spaces not reordered to suit us.
The desire to lay claims and to defy the dictated should be called by ourselves. Why are we not using such spaces when it is apparent they they are opportuni-ties? The rights to people is when we come to fill in the spaces, on our accord.
To re(order) is to simply arrange something again (or) differently.