De/Re-coding of the µ Port

My research begun with a “measuring apparatus”, which assists me in discovering the delicate yet ever-present spatial phenomenon in our daily life: As one registers its personal space into the city, the process of “negotiation” becomes necessary. With this statement, I then further deduced that it is the “events”, rather than programming, that determines people’s activity.
Within the discussion of man-occupied spaces that are closely related to and affected by its context, the fishing port is a prime example of such urban spaces: Fishermen actively respond to the elements and the production needs, in the way of spontaneous and makeshift construction using ready-made materials, which turns a simple port warehouse complex into an extremely intricate system of working and social spaces.
From surveying and defining the system and its corresponding events, seasonal terms (節氣/ the knowledge and activities responding to the seasonal elements), to exploring the possibilities of inserting new events and activities into the system, these research would help me devise a brand-new design proposal for the Anping Port. On top of sustaining the pre-existing fishing industry, the proposal provides new opportunities in the face of the declining fishing profit and Anping’s booming tourism: Based on the fishermen’s construction ability, it accepts partial transformation into tourism in the warehouse space, and at the same time, proudly displays the everyday life of traditional fishing industry to the tourists and city folks alike. The port would become “an exhibition of seasonal terms.”

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