The exhibition designed by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio tackles contemporary definitions of domesticity. In a time where we are seeing increasing expansion in definitions of home, we are also diversifying what we do at home, like work and leisure. Unpending traditional definitions of home even more, is the use of the internet and apps to create a shared economy. But who is this shared economy benefiting?
In response to this destabilization of the norm, we hope to provoke further change by looking at integrating the commons into domestic spaces. We take what was originally a living space and, on each floor, identify an aspect of contemporary living that can become a resource with user participation. The house is divided into three types of space.
1. Space for Leisure – A place for play, or rest
2. Space for Knowledge – A place to learn, share, knowledge and work
3. Space for Gathering – A place to meet, socialize, engage in lectures or alternative markets
Drawing on division of natural resources as the first commons, the experiment in creating domestic commons draws its design from nature and landscapes, each theme is paired with a materiality.
1. Stone and Vegetation
2. Wood and Brick