Project Acnedotes seeks to peel the layer of comfort to reveal the discomfort we may feel in our own skin. The discomfort will be manifested by a skin condition named acne vulgaris. Similar to how discomfort is often overlooked, acne is considered as a normal stage people go through at some point in their lives, thus regarded as a minor issue. Yet its influence on their quality of life and body image is prevalent to this day.
As a form of discursive design, this project aims to resonate to the people who are, at some levels, uncomfortable with their skin. In fact, the name Acnedotes is a wordplay on both “anecdote” and “antidote”: serving as a collection of personal stories and experiences about acne, which may in turn be a remedy for not only oneself but also for others in the community.