© Shiqing Chen 2024 All Rights Reserved.
(Temporary Space)  Pt.1: Video

(Temporary Spaces) is a research project consisting of a video, an installation and a print. It is an ongoing study centered around design systems, using urban systems as the entry point for the current research.

As a designer, I prioritize creating structured and efficient environments. Yet, there's value in elements that transcend these boundaries. There is an urgent need for temporary spaces, bypassing the wait for revised design systems, and parallels patching designed systems. The allure of these spaces lies not only in their immediacy but also in their profound impact on the urban landscape(or any designed systems). They serve as unexpected interjections, challenging the established norms of systematic design. These spaces captivate me, prompting an exploration of them across locations.

Through exploring and documenting different kinds of temporary and non-permanent spaces in urban construction, the project wants to arouse people's attention and curiosity about some seemingly permanent and inevitable things around our daily lives.

The other parts of the research could be found here:
Pt.2: Installation

Pt.1: Video
Pull Apart the Layers of 40°41'18"N 73°58'56"W

Viewing the construction site as a series of layers, I perceive each as a stage in a theatre. The workers, like actors, perform scripted roles on these stages, albeit without the ability to see themselves from this perspective. The markings on each layer, intended for construction, also serve a dual purpose reminiscent of stage markers, guiding the workers to their next positions. The transformation of these "stages" over time, and the unfolding of this "show" over more than half a year, captivates my interest.