This project aims to discern important links in Taiwan's subjective consciousness through the development of Taiwan’s graphic design. Divided into Graphics Historical Archives and Contemporary Graphic Archives.  Historical archives collect graphic design achievements circulating in Taiwan from 1930 (the end of the Japanese colonial period) to 1980; contemporary graphic archives collect influences on current graphic design visual vocabulary as important case studies.


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    To express and introduce the design thinking that Taiwan needs today, and to explore how design, as one of the most rudimentary human behaviors, we explore how points of view in design should develop beyond the commercial marke.

NEW NOW: CRITICAL, SPECULATIVE AND FICTIONAL
    Faced with one of the theories affecting international contemporary design, the exhibition New Now advocates that people's attention to speculative design should focus on its nature, which enriches the textual connotation of design. It should not be generalized in terms of established categorical cognitions. As a kind of nature, “speculation” can be practiced in all design objects, and is an ideological system that crosses media and forms. This allows design to be autonomous, without the need for a “client” and to become a dialectical object, not unlike novels or movies.


BEYOND REALITY: THE RADICAL IMAGINATION OF SPECULATIVE DESIGN
    ...Speculation is not merely imaginative. It is also critical. Design works with speculativeness assert questions and discontent against reality. The object of speculative design is unreality which is non-existing yet possible. To explore and demonstrate the possibility of unreality, designers reconstruct time and space, turning the unseen to be seen. Through fiction, we not only perceive the possibilities of a different world but more importantly, we attempt to elaborate on certain possibilities that we aspire to achieve through the realization of speculations...

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