As an interdisciplinary designer, I have always focused on how architectural form can be used as a tool to participate in reality and bring the power to change individuals and society. All projects during my postgraduate career mention interactivity and connectivity. Such relationships are interactive and entangled, in that people both create and find their behaviour influenced by, the built environment. In the research project on stage 3, I mainly focus on trauma. I argue that they can increase sensitivity to vulnerability, and attract attention to dynamic experiences. All the projects so far have pointed out that disorientation improves the way we interact by making our behaviour and understanding more reflective and paying attention to the actual situation of other people in the world.
The Entropy Farm explores a dynamic order between humans and farm animals, which is a more organic human-pig relation model of open-endedness, flexibility, resilience, and adaptation, focusing on the generative interactions between things and their environment. I draw on the concept of the fold (Gilles Deleuze, 1992) that to trace connections between spaces and bodies: the world folds into the self at different speeds and on a variety of levels and intensities affecting the ways we live, relate to other species. As Donna Haraway argues that humans are not separate from animal other, but always ‘become with’ other species. Entropy Farm is an experience place where people can understand the suffering of pigs in the current intensive industry and begin to rethink the way we treat animals. It would lead people began to change their attitudes and take practical actions further.
This research rejects the anthropocentrism view, focus on the depiction of animal perspective, and at the same time metaphor the instability and interaction of the boundary between humans and animals. The project challenged designers to think beyond our taken-for-granted humanist frameworks and to consider explicitly the ways in which farm spaces and practices are co-produced, shaped and experienced by human and nonhuman animals, and what those multispecies encounters add to understandings to our well-being and self-identity.