An artist’s refuge in post-rural Thailand
The Habitat Unit, TU Berlin in collaboration with the architects and curators Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller (Frankfurt), the artists Rikrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Thailand) as well as the Unit Lear and the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau.
Born from Rirkrit Tiravanija‘s and Kamin Lertchaiprasert‘s idea that „artists would build their own house or structure (…) a small unit of sorts so that everyone can be there by themselves and meditate.“ The concept of „The Land“ located within the rice fields outside of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand quickly developed into a more holistic approach of „having a safe house, a house we would go to to be away but also to be with each other, to talk about ideas and things.“
Over the course of the summer term the Laboratory for Experimental Architecture, Art and Research will tackle the idea of the artists‘ refuge in interrelated
experimental workshops questioning spatial requirements within an artistic
community. The project will take place within a mututal collaboration between the architects and curators Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller (Frankfurt), the artists Rikrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Thailand), Berlin based Habitat Unit, the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau and the Chiang Mai University (Thailand).