The submission uses an intelligent mix or renderings and diagrams to clearly describe a complex conceptual thesis. The clear drawings are a testament to the author’s control and sensitivity to graphics and analysis. The imagery also succeeds in describing the space’s change over time. In describing a spatial experience, the presentation is excellent. As an architectural project, however, the presentation would benefit from further drawing of the larger space. Do the Chinese medical facilities really look like that which is shown? What are the characteristics of the existing medical facility? It would be beneficial to have an example of such a building and where it exists within the city, assuming this is a project for an urban medical facility. How does one enter the memorial and experience it within an urban context? The presentation would also benefit from detailing and annotation of the materials used How are the ‘beds’ and their weights attached and hung? Does one really need to sit in a wet puddle to read the texts suspended below the beds?
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Jury feedback summary
The Weightless Being is a memorial space with two dueling appearances representing propaganda versus reality in China’s recent handling of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. One appearance, false, is that of peace and prosperity. The second, true, is of a revelation of lies, commemorating those harmed by misunderstanding. The proposal posits that all social injustices discriminate against people that have lost the right to defend themselves. The memorial space is within an abandoned shelter / hospital. Suspended white sheets float above the ground in place of the beds once there. Puddles of disinfectant alcohol reflect and reveal a complex grid of weights hung beneath each of the sheets, these weights inscribed with injustices of the anonymous. The ambition of the memorial is, ultimately, to unmask the injustices of the silenced.