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The Museum of Discomfort

The designer regards Manhattan as a museum of discomfort and envisions three galleries. The first gallery is called “Comfort”, where the designer perceives the modern city as a modern cave of comfort, while modern architecture takes the human body as the protagonist and wraps people’s bodies with the spatial design logic of modular man, which aims to create comfort, but in the process, comfort conceals many problems. To challenge this spatial logic, the second gallery “round dance” depicts the spatial potential of Ramble in Central Park, referencing the interaction between Lenape people and nature, ramble is considered the foyer where the dancing activities take place and people become intimate with the site and each other. The third gallery is called “position yourself”, for this part, the designers developed a guide to the site: Derived from his own experience in the site, by depicting a series of spaces in the ramble cave, he propose the best way to experience the site and an entrance path that is completely natural and allows for bare entry. If the tour is guided, visitors can learn to position themselves on the site, in this way, discomfort opens up more spatial and experiential possibilities.