VagaHome – TCK: Scents of Identity
Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are individuals who have spent a significant part of their developmental years outside of their parents’ culture. These are the individuals who have learned to plant their roots in multiple places and cultures and, therefore, are usually struggling with the question, “Where are you from?”, as their answers often cannot resonate to just one anthropological place as commonly expected. Though each may have differing backgrounds and cultural experiences, TCKs find commonality in the state of in-betweenness, being that it is in the midst of transition and mobility where the TCK identity is born. VagaHome aims to establish the TCK identity through a sensory experience depicting the vagabond cycle of packing up and leaving one temporary home for another whilst still searching for a place they feel most at home.
Experimentations were tried and tested to mimic the scents of the conceptualised TCK cultural items: a passport, moving boxes, luggage, airports and airplanes. These scents were created by various methods and solvents including infusion, encapsulating, boiling, etc.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Sensory Design, Spatial Design, Third Culture Kids
Furniture & interiors, Installation, Mixed media, User Experience (UX), Video
Scent mixtures, Scent diffusion in upholstery, Rhino 3D Modelling, Keyshot 3D Rendering, Procreate animation, Premiere Pro Video Experimentation
Recycled packaging materials, Carbon Filter Sponge, Misc. Scent Ingredients
3.6 x 4.2 m | 2:19
2 June 2020
2 June 2020
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