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Author Yao, Jui-Chung
Title 海市蜃樓 : 台灣閒置公共設施抽樣踏查. English
Mirage : disused public property in Taiwan / Yao, Jui-Chung, Lost Society Document ; Michael Wu, translator
Imprint Taipei : Garden City Publishing Co., Ltd., 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HD2768.T28 Y3613 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020492500
Edition First edition
Descript 539 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note The truth that Taiwanese government was most reluctant to admit 5 years of research by around 200 students Exposed over 400 cases of disused public facilities ─This book includes 100 selected cases
Often seen in places around Taiwan, these large and unused public facilities are also known as “mosquito pavilions”. They often arise from inappropriate policies, where government, in the name of expanding internal consumptions and closing the urban and rural gaps, misjudge usage rates, implement inappropriate plans and designs, giving rise to the disused spaces around the country, a practice that till this day still remained. This project was executed by “Lost Society Document” formed by artist YAO Jui-Chung and students, targeting public facilities that cost huge funds in construction over the recent twenty years, every year one hundred cases that required the most attention and review was collected to form Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan, over the past four years four volumes was published. This book selected one hundred critical cases from the four hundred cases exposed by the series, outlining the absurd state of Taiwanese society. In addition to providing the public a reference for reflection, it also allowed youths who have yet to serious observed their hometown to open up an alternative dialogue through the lens of the camera
Includes bibliographical references
Subject Public utilities -- Taiwan
Government property -- Taiwan
Alt Author Wu, Michael, translator
Lost Society Document
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