Name: Shelter of Nostalgia
Designer: Worapong Manupipatong
Location: Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok , Thailand
Size: 3.60×3.60×5.80 m.
Manupipatong’s Shelter of Nostalgia is currently on exhibit at the BACC, featured in the show “Politics of ME;” a show focused on different artist’s personal experiences, now through August 12th, 2012. The piece aims to bring both adults and children back to a familiar place and give the user a place to dream, to imagine and to ultimately be free. Manupipatong’s vision was to bring back memories to adults of what it was like to have smaller bodies like a child.
The minimalist structure, built of pine, encircles a column as three hut-like structures stack on top of one another accessible through platforms and ladders. The craft is impeccable. The message is simple and yet profound. We need to seek time in our week and even in our day where we can think like a child, realize dreams and escape. Are there places in your city like Manupipatong’s shelter that you can escape to?