RES. : 2015
Is accessibility to energy the new basic need? Energy Area Map Survey aims to uncover the role of electricity in the urban lifestyle where digital technology has become an essential part of life. After a series of interviews with a group of design students whose spend their time working in cafe or co-working space on laptops, a plotted map of cafes in Siam Square area, Bangkok, with rating for the idealness to spend time working on their laptops was produced. The activity revealed that one of the key factors that has been taken into account is the number of plugs available. It furthermore, captured the emerging meaning of energy in urban lifestyle where the energy accessibility has increasingly become the new necessity.The Energy Area Map Survey is part of the Survey of Discourse on Energy Sharing in Public Spaces and Media-Assisted Campaigns for Thailand Creative & Design Center.