Concept Prototype, 2020
Third-culture kids are a phenomenon as the direct result of globalization and increased mobility. Individuals who are (or were as children) raised in a culture other than their parents’ or the culture of their country of nationality are third-culture kids.
This project is my attempt at breaking down and exploring the elements in my life that have contributed to my identity as a third-culture kid, and a message to shed light on the wonderfully vibrant world our identities make.
I started with breaking down and extracting the visual elements in my upbringing, and reconstructing them into a metaphorical narrative.
The resulting prototype is a cassette tape that contains flashcards of timestamps. Each card documents an object of significance in my life in colors of red, yellow, and blue which represent my Chinese origin, the western influences that took over a significant portion of my life, and my adulthood.