Translation for the lost




Chuchu Wu


Fictitious Space

STUDIO

Keith Mitnick

ADVISOR

This is a city that has hundreds of residential blocks planned during its concession period with architectural elements closely related to various dominant cultures in the world. Different cultures overlapping and interlacing here, but all covered by similar tiled gable roofs in the almost same density as asylum.
Those communities customized for the wartime that transitioned from traditional local home models also has residents with different backgrounds. Gradually, residents' living patterns based on their differences are constantly changing the internal organization of the block. Thus memories were here intertwined into a complex, irregular network.

When the city can finally has it renewed and developed outright, the past aggression made it feel inferior to the reality that the multi-identity was originally itself. The city as a whole are eager to take on a new look, and erasing repressed memories seems destined to usher in a glorious future.

Memory is being engulfed by time, most people here are like cats, diverse, historical and mysterious, but trapped in the moment and do not remember where they came from.

Fortunately, some people are redeeming the lost precious, like Jacquelyn.
She has preserved the complex spatial forms and diverse social life patterns in the new city in various ways. Based on the characteristics of the past spatial elements, new functions were merged into them. All together exist as the social and culture basis of the assimilated city.

People's behavior pattern here is another building attached to the physical space, constantly influencing and maintaining each other.

Karen is recording precious memories in text as immaterial evidence.
Ludwig is constructing the real space in virtual reality to express his inner demands in the contradictory reality.
They are hoping that people trapped in their space will find and cherish what shaped their unique self again…