Reinvigorating the mundane, subverting the ordinary
Mobilising cultural imagination within our built environments
Frida Abildgaard Lorena Ting Melissa Abdullah Ana Cristina
How might we imagine local spaces beyond that subjugated by development, leisure, tourism or mass-media? Ordinary Goods is a series of self-run workshops that reinvigorates the mundane and subverts the ordinary within our built environments. It is the first tangible outcome of a long standing research that explores the notion of placemaking—mobilising cultural imagination from ground up. This is especially so in light of our increasingly homogenous cities, often resulting in displaced and misrepresented local communities. These design probes thus navigates through this unraveling, calling civic narratives out of its obscurity especially during our crucial time of urban change.