Erwin Viray & Sam Conrad Joyce
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.