Living Heritage

  • Elaine Xu

Living Heritage is an exploration of the future of learning in museums, it ties together museum objects with the stories behind them by creating an automated immersive experience where users are invited to become a part of that story. The space is set in the context of China's Cultural Revolution period, when historical buildings were knocked down, valuable antiques and artefacts were broken to pieces and books of literature burnt to ashes. A semi-demolished safehouse provided sanctuary to what culture remains in a last desperate cry. Living Heritage is a vessel representing the Intangible Cultural Heritage, it tells a narrative of objects and human connections behind museum windows and conveys the tales that's been long forgotten.