How toGether



This shared future landscape research is part of the future Temporary Art Centre(TAC) development series. Against the backdrop of widening political divisions, rising inequality and the isolation imposed by the current global pandemic, this only proves that we are closer and more connected than ever before. We are at a moment in need of us to examine again: How do we want to live together in a shared future? What can we learn and/or unlearn from our collective behaviours? 

The project “How together” is taking the opportunity to examine and unlearn who we are as a collective and how we interact with others within the framework of spatial identity. We’re asking questions such as “How to create a connection and a sense of togetherness in an intentional community?”, "What kind of elements can we use to build up a thriving and more inclusive community?” At last not least, we traced back to a more fundamental question of commoning: “How do we gather” in the first place?

To answer these questions we focused on communal behaviour and action — DOING is an action and DOING TOGETHER is an attitude and learning/unlearning process to shape our common terrains together. It's also a process of exploring a new angle of TAC collective identity through actions and behaviours. 

The interactive website presents a future cultural landscape with imaginary facilities, spaces and human interactions. Through a series of how-to instructions written by the current and former TAC artist residents and local inhabitants, we are drawing a collective portrait of our future art space and its unique ways of forming a community. In the field testing video – Mopping the Floor, the performative space choreography demonstrated different narratives for togetherness which are speculated to explore, categorize and transform the dynamic communal experiences with scripted choreography: identities, bodies and movements.




Door2Door interviews are face to face interviews with TAC residents in the intimate environment of their own studio. This format enables meaningful engagement while we talk about the function of space and infrastructures. TAC residents, as civic assets of TAC, have an important role within co-creation of common space and codes of identity.




How toGether is one of the subprograms extended under ongoing Space for Civic Assets(S.F.C.A) which comprises research, experiment, intervention and investigation about TAC now and in the future. Together with community partners (residents, audience members, neighbors, citizens), we reimagine a citizen-led regeneration: we rethink the topics of land consciousness, environmental interconnectivity, civic infrastructures, social dilemma and our shared future. We aim to come to a collective understanding of our future space and local community, considering physical infrastructure, social impact and imagination.

Looking at TAC not an institution, but an assembly of individuals. Its body is expanded beyond disciplines onto all shared urban assets. As we move back and forth between a large and small view-frame, from individual to city, we reassess the relationship between macro and micro scale cultural engagement. Consequently, we want to make the presence of Eindhoven in TAC visible again (and vice versa!).

1. Land Consciousness

The topic of land rights and its usage centers on understanding urban planning and policies connected to land ownership. We pay attention to spatial justice through the investigation of space domination, its appropriation and reclaim. This investigation will explore the importance of the land’s historical heritage and the preservation of this heritage during future redevelopment.

2. Environmental Interconnectivity

Considering our ecosystem, we have to look into who and what has been shaping our natural environment. When approaching various angles of interconnectivity between the natural and the human-made, we can understand and re-establish a balance between inhabitants and the planet.

3. Civic infrastructures

We propose to rethink the usage, functions and values of shared, public assets. Tangible and intangible infrastructures shape our city and how we experience and navigate in it. When subverting the traditional definition of public and private space, we can reflect on the structures that determine our civic, urban society.

4. Social Dilemma

TAC and its neighborhood are completely renewed over the course of the next few years. We question whether property development and investment inevitably leads to gentrification or displacement. How do we invest in neighborhoods without causing segregation and exclusivity? TAC’s situation calls for a new perspective on our city and civic assets. We need to learn and unlearn how to build a more inclusive sharing society.

5. Shared Future (How toGether)

Looking at the social structures of work and leisure, we want to reimagine the commons. What roles and codes are at play in the local community? How to create a shared space that attracts the many, not the few? Who speaks for communities, especially when communities are always changing? We explore and deconstruct sensibilities and needs, now and in the future. With the power of imagination and co-creation we can then start to build our shared future together.


Inside Out

During Dutch Design Week 2020, Timothy showed a series of installations about TAC assets. TAC’s assets expand into the city and beyond. The installation INSIDE OUT uses replacement, extension and retraction to explore the relation between and individual and institution, and between urban and shared assets. The boundaries between public and private are blurred: the once clear lines between inside and outside, known and unknown, and between ourselves and the others are shifting. Through the ever-changing concept of common space, Timothy Liu is questioning today's social needs and sensibilities to imagine the future of this fluid organism.

Community Garden Tuinn

Tuinn is an extensive public green space, where residents can bring their own plants from their homes to this neighborhood communal garden when needed (e.g., holidays, business trips, etc) and invite the local community to take care and appreciate the plants together. We’re proposing a rethink of the community resilience in private and public domains by using plants as a medium and shared asset to consider what a more inclusive and caring society would be?

A collaboration with Chester Chuang


Shared Future

Collective Behaviours

// release soon




Timothy Liang-Chun Liu


Anastasiia Gerasimova (Illustrator)

Timothy Liu (Illustrator)

Bernard Chiang (Urban planner)


Timothy Liu (Graphic designer)

Nikolai Gillissen (Digital programer)


Dasha Tsapenko (Choreography & performer)

Anastasia Eggers (Choreography & performer)

Shung-Chih Chang (performer)

Timothy Liu (Filming & video editing)


Almicheal Fraay (Photographer)


Timothy Liu (Photographer)


Ursa Prek

Maria Peralta Ramos

Satomi Minoshima

Vincent Thornhill

Hsin Min Chan

Yi Fei Chen

Rik Makes


Temporary Art Centre Eindhoven (TAC)

Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven

Stimulerings Fonds NL


Astrid Cats (TAC art director)

Dasha Tsapenko

Giuditta Vendrame

Anastasia Eggers

Vincent Thornhill

Shung-Chih Chang

TAC residents & staff for the interview, support and generous inputs

All friends who support the project