The 27th Stratagem: Play dumb while remaining smart
A Rumination of Life, Money, and Personal Space.
What does it mean to be poor living in Hong Kong, and whose business is it anyway? On display is the financial record and daily-life mess of DOMAT, a not-for-profit architecture practice working with poor communities in Hong Kong. This self-aware act is a reversal of the expected exposure of the living condition of the poor people themselves - why would we display their most intimate condition, but not our own?
The exhibit discusses some of the difficulties that these people are facing due to their social and economic situation, and how, due to the lack of affordable housing options, we as architects may act.
In the process we may consider:
• How do we observe and understand the conditions and people that we are dealing with?
• How do we reflect and evaluate?