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Echo and Aura

Pengcheng Huang, Xiuyan Ouyang & Yixing Zuo

This past December 2022, the Chinese government announced the release of all previously enacted COVID-19 outbreak prevention and control policies. Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, there have been repeated outbreaks within China over the past 3 years. The government has continued to adjust its outbreak prevention and control policies over the three years, and these policies have affected the lives of all Chinese people. During the three years under the epidemic, the mood of the Chinese population has risen and fallen with the recurring epidemic.
Through the architectural vocabulary, we hope to record the changes of the people's emotions in these three years through the changes of space. The events are likely to be forgotten, the text is not vivid enough, and the video is hardly immersive. By shaping the architectural space, we allow visitors to interact directly with the space and give the most vivid experience.
The museum is divided into three sections, corresponding to the three years of the COVID-19 epidemic. The entire museum is a linear space, as unidirectional as time. The museum shows the emotions of the people at each stage of the epidemic in chronological order. The first space is contempt, where the epidemic begins and the population is ignorant of the epidemic and everyone is dismissive. The second space is fear. The epidemic spreads, overwhelming the population. The third space is fear and trust. At this stage, the population has a basic understanding of the epidemic, but is still very afraid. The population trusts the government and is willing to obey government policies. The fourth space is joy. The blockade is lifted in all cities of the country and people think that the epidemic may be over. The fifth space was hope, as the COVID-19 vaccine became available, reinforcing the belief that the epidemic was almost over. The sixth space was boredom. The arrival of the Chinese New Year was accompanied by the re-emergence of the epidemic in many parts of the country, and the fact that wind control and travel disruptions were once again occurring in many places made the population fed up. The seventh space is apprehension. The nation's economy is on the downside due to the epidemic. The eighth space is interest. Vaccine mandates are introduced in several countries, which the population believes could end the COVID-19 pandemic. The ninth space is fear and resentment. in spring 2022, Shanghai had the worst outbreak in mainland China since 2020, and some measures by the local government in Shanghai caused fear and resentment among the population. The tenth space is submission. the summer of 2022, which was supposed to be the peak tourist season in the country. The outbreak in many places has caused most people's travel plans to go down the drain. The eleventh space is anger. The unreasonable epidemic control measures in many places make? the people full of grievances. The twelfth space is a mixture of multiple feelings. The country lifted all controls, but new problems emerged.
The three years of the epidemic have been painful in general, but some of the things that have happened in those three years are really worth remembering. Therefore, we designed this museum.

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