到底山仔后有無所謂的公共領域? 山仔后的社區該如何去營造屬於居民共同的場所? 公共領域的概念與理解將如何挑戰美軍眷舍的歷史紋理與未來的保存或再發展? 本小組的工作焦點即是處理山仔后公共領域再建構的問題，我們將從現有地景與環境使用的觀察開始，在發展出對山仔后的進一步了解後，我們將藉由一系列裝置的設計與製作，來突顯山仔后私有化過程中所衍生的公共領域的議題，引發後續的討論。隨著實地觀察的結果，我們可能採取的策略，包括了空間的填入與挪用。
Sanzihou has a complex history as created by successive layers of inhabitance and occupation. The early settlers, the American military personnel, schools, students, bank, renters, private landowners, and visitors all left their mark in the area. While these protagonists carved out their individual spaces and territories, they are also connected by the collective landscapes of the area. Ironically, though the landscapes of Sanzihou are shared by many people, there are few public spaces in area (except the few roadways that are choked with traffic). While the area is surrounded by dramatic hills and forest, there are few public open spaces for the communities. Though there are abundant lawns especially in the American quarters, sidewalk space barely exists.
What constitutes the public realm in Sanzihou? How could communities of Sanzihou create places of gathering? How would the concept and understanding of public realm challenge the historic fabric and the preservation or redevelopment of the American military housing quarters? This workshop group will focus on the questions concerning public realm in Sanzihou. The group will begin by observing the uses of the existing landscapes (and streetscapes) of the area. Building upon a more nuanced understanding of the public realm in Sanzihou, the group will seek to highlight the issue of public space and public uses in the privatized landscapes through a series of installations to spur subsequent discussions. Depending on the outcomes of the observations, the group may focus on the strategies of infill and appropriation.