Thonglor Trilogy- Three urban scenarios of living: The BTS Station, The Street food and The Condominium will be exhibited during Roma MAXXI B.A.S.E exhibition 24th May by Aleksandra Shekutkovska

Honored that my research Thong Lo BTS Station Trilogy- Three urban scenarios of living: The BTS Station, The Street food and The Condominium will be exhibited during Roma MAXXI B.A.S.E exhibition 24th May. 
I would like to thank all the students who participated in the data collection, UDDI team for the opportunity and Andrea Palazzo for all the (in)visible support. Looking forward to the exhibition and to mapping more of the creative milieu of Bangkok. ‪#‎cityasapalimpsest‬ ‪#‎deconstructinglayers‬‪#‎spatialcreativity‬

Preparing for MaPS. Mastering Public Space by Aleksandra Shekutkovska



via: http://www.cityspacearchitecture.org/?e=25

By City Space Architecture

City Space Architecture is proud to announce a series of events for the presentation of first year's results of "MaPS. Mastering Public Space", international research project, that will take place May 23-31, 2015 in Italy.

MaPS is a collaborative research network involving more than 25 leading Universities and institutions all around the world. It promotes a critical reflection on public space, in a multidisciplinary field of action. 

MaPS works on education, research and innovative, human-oriented design.

MaPS is part of an international debate on public space and urbanity. It is a network of cities from Argentina, United States of America, Canada, Italy, Spain, Greece, Crete, Germany, UK, Sweden, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

MaPS involves scholars together with undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from:
National Technical University of Athens, Greece / University of Auckland, New Zealand / Thammasat University, Thailand / UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain / QUT – Queensland University of Technology, Australia / Universidad de Palermo, Argentina / Lebanese American University, Lebanon / University of Canberra, Australia / Illinois Institute of Technology, USA / Università di Bologna, Italia / The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China / Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel / Taylor’s University, Malaysia / University of Nicosia, Cyprus / Carleton University, Canada / KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden / co+labo Radovic, Keio University, Japan / Università degli studi di Firenze, Italy / National Taiwan University, Taiwan

and professionals from:
Barcelona / Beirut / Berlin / Bologna / London / Mostar / Tripoli
and non-profit cultural associations such as:
International Society of Biourbanism / Labirinto: Culture e Civiltà Mediterranee



On May 23, 2015, at the III Biennale dello Spazio Pubblico the results of the first year of MaPS’s activities will be presented and discussed during an international workshop, involving all affiliated members. The Biennial is a national event promoted by the Italian Institute for Urban Planners in collaboration with the National Council of Architects that takes place at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Roma Tre.

On May 24, 2015, MaPS will be presented at MAXXI B.A.S.E in Rome, during an international symposium and exhibition. MAXXI is the National Museum of the XXIst Century Arts in Rome, it is an Italian leading institution, well-known internationally.

After the Roman events, MaPS will travel across Italy, it will reach Ascoli Piceno, a case study of Jan Gehl’s investigations on public space, for a two-day photography workshop (May 27-28), then Urbino, the ideal city, and Bologna, where it will have another session (May 29) at the Urban Center

Knowledge is everything by Aleksandra Shekutkovska


Yesterday I spent the day at BACC Bangkok art and culture centre. In general this museum is quite unique because it seems like a huge public space. It is different than the classical museum. You can enter quite easily from the BTS, there are small design shops and coffee shops and somehow the programs : exhibition space, commercial space and informal ( artists having their stalls there ) are intertwined.

There is one installation I liked very much probably because of the minimalist approach and the refinement of expression. Called “Knowledge is everything” it is an installation by Jan Krogsgaard and Liam Morgan. There are two “planets” in which you see water slowly dripping and creating organic geometry. When I entered it looked as gentle as lithography, like a small flower trapped in one of the sides of the planet.

I spent perhaps one hour just enjoying the beautiful music and this symphony between the water and the “drawing” created, forgetting about the rest of the world behind the curtain. Perhaps the importance of knowledge lost in a world with pictures, can be in fact found in a place like this, where you close the curtain and you separate, drawn into the simplistic expression of the circle and the water.  


Вчерашниот ден го поминав во BACC Уметничкиот и културен центар на Бангкок. Музејот всушност не е класичен, заради неговата големина и комбинираност на програми дава чувство на голем јавен простор. Може да се пристапи лесно со BTS, внатре ве очекуваат мали дизајнерски продавници и кафулиња. Изложбениот простор, комерцијалниот простор и оној неформалниот  ( тезгите на индивидуалните унетници ) се испреплетени во едно.

Би сакала да ја споделам инсталацијата којашто ми се допадна веројатно заради минималниот израз и рафинираноста во експресијата. Наречена “Знаењето е се”, тоа е инсталација од уметниците Jan Krogsgaard и Liam Morgan. Во внатрешниот простор има две “планети” во коишто капка по капка паѓа вода и создава органска геометрија. Во моментот додека бев присутна изгледаше како нежна литографија, како мал цвет заробен на едната страна од планетата.

Поминав скоро еден час уживајќи во прекрасната музика и во симфонијата помеѓу водата и цртежот, заборавајќи на остатокот од светот позади завесата. Можеби барањето и значењето на знаењето изгубено во свет со слики, може да се најде токму на место како ова, кадешто ја затвораш завесата и се одделуваш, со целосен фокус во едноставниот израз на кругот и водата .