Metropolis now becomes a spatio-temporal interface for recollection of atomized incidents, rituals, and ceremonial acts. The public sphere and collective memory in the post-cold-war metropolis, as a result, seem to dissolve in ephemeral spaces, and in turn yield to amnesia. The recent outcome in fact depleted the dialectic between urban and rural in favor of growth, speed, event, and intense chemical stimulant, i.e., the insentient retreat from nature. The multi-layered contestation between the two should be re-explored for the purpose of revealing a prevalent public sphere and to elevate a neoteric form of civic resistance that can eradicate the collective amnesia.