The partnership program between Meleem and the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial was presented through an exchange workshop and mutual learning.
MOOD workshop intends to discover the moods of site-specific neighborhoods in the cities of Tbilisi and Skopje. We live in the cities that constantly change. Sometimes these changes are not physical and that obvious, but they concern the issue of how people use physical spaces. Public spaces are keeping memories from the past and transfer messages from one generation to another. But today, we don’t use the same spaces in the same way. Moreover, people from different generations don’t use the same spaces in a similar way.
The workshop examined different MOODs of using the public and shared spaces, the spaces that are common. This workshop also intends to conduct an in-depth study of the topic of togetherness. Urban planning used to care more about physical shapes of the city, however today it must take more care of the mental state of people and their habits.
Considering the recent development regarding Covid-19, public space has become more important for the citizens. People are learning how to use it properly, so that they stay safe and protected. The workshop also referred to the issue of safety and changing mood of people depending on situation.