Sick Better

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Sick Better
Fictional Design | 2015-2016
Nominated by The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, Rewarding design for the inclusive world

Sick Better is a speculative design project that presents a fictional home for the elderly, where ‘unwellness’ is seen as neutral or even positive productive condition. Each frame represents a room within this home.

By making chronic symptoms ‘useful’, this project advocates a neutral attitude towards ‘unwellness’ in an ageing society.

di16.rca.ac.uk/project/sick-better

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Exhibition at Royal College of Art, London

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His coughs are recorded then punched into a sound track. She listens to the music box playing the lullaby made from his coughs.

 

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The trembling hands are better than stable ones when it comes to these music instruments.

 

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He films his skin festers caused by diabetes, and proudly exhibits them as a nature documentary.

 

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He plays sports, and scores with a strong cough. His grandchildren will then collect these well selected items.

 

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They lick popsicles and leave with saliva that hide the secret of emotion. No matter of depression or joyfulness, this health data alters the artificial landscape and then presents a collective garden.

 

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The one who coughs his airflow into glass makes vases that reveal his coughing condition. His pieces are the best seller, and he is nominated as the skilled cougher. His family receives a vase as a gift, when coming to visit they try to mimic the old man’s breath.