In the city, neither anomalies (eg. an empty chair, weeds shooting up from bricks) nor regular patterns (eg. long queues outside coffee shops, mahjong battles in the alleys) happen randomly. They exist as a certain “usefulness” to the community and everyday life.
The creative experience and each individual’s way of representation are unique and immune to the judgement of others. This project draws inspiration from modernology and Guy Debord to evoke curiosity and bring non-biased understanding to our living space.
Our fourth modernology workshop emphasises the relationship between the built environment and our mundane pleasures. Participants will first gain a brief understanding of the history and related circulatory and structurality of the lower Central Mid-Levels Escalator and its surrounding. The site will extend from the commercial hub in Central to the residential Mid-Level. Through a brief introduction of modernology and related observational skills, participants are encouraged to try different methods of documentation. The workshop will wrap up with a sharing and mapping session.
Dissidents Among Dissidents (D.A.D.) explores the spectacle of mundane pleasures and seeks to change our fabricated lives. D.A.D. works across multiple disciplines and mixed-media collaborations with independent studios, community awareness groups and NGOs. Besides design, D.A.D.’s work also touches on anthropology, sociology and environmental science issues. Their goal is to elaborate on seldom-recognised problems and use a critical approach to debunk the mysteries of our living world.