19 Dec 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
10:00 - 22:00
Public space ‘furniture’ is often treated as so – standard furniture that one picks off a shelf and inserts in a community. This installation seeks to engage in Tsuen Wan itself for the design of a public space furniture.
Sympoietic systems are complex, self-organised, collaboratively and collectively produced, and boundaryless. This piece references the human and nonhuman sympoietic landscapes of Tsuen Wan in terms of its forms and patterns. Further, the piece picks up on the history of fabric production in the area by using cloth as its structural basis.
Functionally the piece serves as a place of seating for the community. Yet it seeks to provide something often not seen in public space furniture – a place of retreat. It functions as a place to gather together in an intimate space and allows protection.
This piece is not a standalone object, but a connected, part and member of the community, its landscape, and its heritage.