Digital Echo

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Course

Thesis

Instructors

Erwin Viray & Sam Conrad Joyce

Student Involved

Ong Ying Ying

About the Project

Inujima is a small island within Japan’s Seto Inland Sea where communities still practise their natural, humane and resilient way of living. However, this culture is being threatened as there are only thirty-seven elderly living on the island with an average age of seventy-five years.

Ong Ying Ying’s M.Arch thesis project, Digital Echo, is a tale of the forgotten island that utilise robots to capture an individual’s way of life as artefacts.

Transformation of the village into a museum of seniors will happen through stages, and multiple strategies with varied scales will be applied to share the villager’s way of life, educating future generations.

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