“The Third Eye” —Exploring the use of interior power spaces between humans and dogs
In today’s high-density cities, where more and more people are getting pets, and there is a constant layer of tension between humans and animals, this project takes as its theme the study of the power space between humans and dogs. The history of the changing status of dogs in Chinese culture as the context for the research aims to design an area in which humans can re-examine the state of being between humans and dogs and reflect on the balance between the two. Specifically, the project research begins by dissecting culture, as people’s deep-rooted ideas are shaped by the history of a people, which explains why the perception of dogs is different in the West and China. This fact is explored through an analysis of the cultural context and the current social situation and is based on Bianchin’s theory of the circular prison and the derived theory of the space of power. Speculations on the possible spatial relationship between the two. How can the hierarchical relationship between humans and dogs in an area be resolved? How can control and discipline be represented in space? There are three methods: experimentation, fieldwork, and mapping to further refined into a study of the power space between man and dogs. The design satirizes the relationship between humans and dogs in contemporary society, provoking human beings to think about the symbiosis between humans and animals as equals.