Mostlikely: A collaborative, circular workshop focused on positive change
The Mostlikely platform works in the fields of architecture, design and research, collaborating in various legal structures and networks. Mostlikely’s output is equally wide-ranging, from design products and art installations to architecture, print media and videos. In its “Common Space” project, which was recognised at the Creatives for Vienna competition 2021, Mostlikely works with an interdisciplinary team towards creating new typologies for public spaces. The aim is for these new types of spaces, which Mostlikely calls “common spaces”, to facilitate creative, collaborative working, business and social life. Read our interview with co-founder Mark Neuner to find out more.
Since 2012, you have pursued interdisciplinary approaches to architecture and design with Mostlikely – including focusing on communities, such as through Sudden Workshops (a working method and tool for the collective reactivation of the city’s unused spaces). How important is fostering a sense of community to your work, and why?
In our vision, integrating residents allows us to create a new layer of communal spaces. These spaces adapt and open up the existing city. These changes don’t happen overnight – which is why our Sudden Workshop method builds temporary prototypes of this community-focused city, bringing this vision to life for a time. This makes the idea and the space tangible and allows the idea of a city based on shared use to percolate in our minds.