The activation of rural field public space has always been an important part of rural construction projects. The participation of the designers and students in the rural space experimental project provides another possibility for the issue of rural construction space, focusing on joint participation, ecological construction, sustainable operation, teaching within research, etc.
Chongming, a beautiful island with excellent natural environment and ecological resources, has unique advantages to provide conditions for the development of local tourism and agriculture. Every weekend, tourists from Shanghai and its surrounding cities drive to Chongming. On special holidays, the trips are more on popular. In rural field, in addition to the beautiful farmland, people’s activities have become a different kind of rural landscape.
How space can activate behaviors and become a social generator is the main focus of this space experiment.In general, there are two characteristics of people’s behaviors in rural field, one is the extensibility of horizontal plane, and the other is no obvious aggregation in space. Beyond this, designers introduced the field theory.
Interactions in between family members or strangers are realized by the space attracting people to break the boundaries. People spend their time resting, talking and transiting around this installation. They finally build up a sense of intimacy and connection by traveling from one field to another，experiencing from a comfortable social distance to a tense social distance.
Bamboo pavilion Gallery