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Jung in Wonderland for Humanity

Lingwei Wang, Han Wang, Yijie Quan
United States

In the post-epidemic era, after a long period of isolation, the concept of global space has been forced to be reshaped. While Lefebvre reflected on urban space, the dramatic and rapid transformation of living spaces over the last thirty years has led to a growing awareness of the incorporation of urban space into the production process of capital. Capital is constantly appropriating space and producing it, turning these urban spaces into symbols of the capital. In the process of the exploitation of various building materials and methods, urban life is increasingly perceived as synonymous with tall buildings and daily changes, and thus urban space is completely subordinated to capital. The patterned development of the city has led to a gradual erosion of the unique character of urban space, and then to the loss of the city's core competitiveness. Every city tries to secede from the modern city with its towering skyscrapers and crisscrossing concrete interchanges.

When this widespread oppression is reflected in the residents themselves, resistance takes place in the form of non-violent escapes, such as informal urban activities and the rise of subcultures. It is clear that the urban environment can hardly be changed by the will of the inhabitants, but the development of new technologies has given them new options. The proliferation of mobile phones and AI technology has made it possible for public spaces to develop in virtual worlds. Class, discrimination, pressure to live, and the nightmarish demands of construction no longer exist in the virtual world of AI brought about by mobile phone technology. When everyone is inseparable from their mobile phones, life within them naturally becomes part of urban life. In this context, we no longer confine design to any one area, but future technological developments allow it to happen in any city around the world. We use the philosophical theory 8 Jungian Cognitive Functions as an indicator of classification, dividing human emotional development into eight patterns: extroverted thinking, introverted thinking, extroverted intuition, introverted intuition, extroverted sensing, introverted sensing, extroverted feeling, and introverted feeling. The different modal spaces interact with each other and merge to develop new modes of perception and thinking. This developmental pattern is fluid and there is an exchange, development, and integration between them. Therefore, we have designed the entire space in eight categories, connecting the spaces according to the connections between the various modes, so that everyone can find a place in them.

The experience of the rabbit hole is not simply an adventure for Alice, but a reflection on her life. Similarly, for us in design, we are not simply satisfied with the space below ground. The rabbit hole is not separate from the space above, and the development of the rabbit hole will inevitably affect the space above. As a result, we believe that eventually the underground rabbit hole will invade the homogenous urban space above, creating a simultaneous development pattern.

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