Letters to the Mayor: Taipei is part of the international outreach project of Letters to the Mayor, organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture in April 2014. This project invites architects to write to their Mayors in more than 20 cities in the world.

 

Taipei City is Storefront’s first exhibition of Letters to the Mayor in Asia. Presented by the JUT Foundation for the Arts and Architecture, this Taiwanese edition features 75 letters from architects in Taiwan, including several international contributors. The exhibition will travel to Taichung from March 25 to April 24.

 

Participants: Marco Casagrande, Winy Maas, YINPING FANG, Chun-Hsiung Wang, Wang, Pe Jen、Che Wang、Yao-Pang Wang、Junya Ishigami、Yasutaka Yoshimura、Tadao Ando、Hung-Nan Chu、Ho, Ting Fung、Hotaiwen、Wu, YI-YEN、Sheng-Ming Wu、Leu,chin-wen、Wen Sheng Lee、Lee Ching-Chih、Izumi Okayasu、Wan-Jen Lin、LIN, Fang-Yi、Lin Bo Yang、Chiaju Lin、Andy Lin、aLing、Wen-chien Chiu、Hao-Hsiu Chiu、Go Hasegawa、Aoki Jun、CHIANG, LE-CHING、Sun Chi-Jong、HSU,YEN-CHI、KANG, Min Jay、CHI-YI CHANG、Ching-Hwa Chang/ Ying-Chao Kuo 、Jing-Yao Chang、Yuchang Liang 、Katsu Umebayashi、Hsu, Li-Yu、ChenYu LIEN、hsuyuan Kuo、Yu-lin Chen / Malone Chang、Kuanhua Chen、Shu-Yi Chen、WENYUAN PENG、Tseng Kuang-Tsung、C.David Tseng、Borden Tseng、Huang Jui-Mao、Huang,Sheng-Yuan、YANG HSIU CHUAN、Kyle Yang、Yang,ShihHung、Norihiko Dan、Laio Wei-Li、Ray Chu、Chao Li Hsing、Yuan-Hung Chao、ke-fung Liou、Po-Hung Liu、Liu,chung-sheng 、Tien Yi, Pan、JOSHUA JIH PAN, FAIA、TSAI, MING-YING 、Shuwa Tei、REN、BOB RYU、Jia-Hui Day、Pei-ni Beatrice HSIEH、Sotetsu SHA、Hsieh Ying Chun、Chung Ping Hung、Chien Hsueh Yi 、Sou Fujimoto、Su Jui-pi、Shu Chang Kung.

 

 

The Office of the Mayor: Designed by the Taipei-based 3 pounds Co. Ltd, a life-size Monopoly board game is used to invite public participation, provide a platform for the general public to voice their opinions, and facilitate communication with city officials.

 

Spectators are invited to participate through card decks titled: Chance and Community Chest, by writing down their own comments to the mayor:

 

「Chance」:If I were the Mayor, my city would be…
「Community Chest」:I am a resident  of____City,I hope my Mayor would…?

 

The Wall Paper: Also using components from the Monopoly, red houses represent the number of social housing in Taipei, while green houses represent general residences. Red houses, scattered among the green houses, occupy merely 0.08% of the image. 0.08% is also the ratio of the affordable housing provided by the City to the general ones, a small number so negligible in urban development.