The Place of Eden

Yukun Wang

Yukun Wang

Parsons The New School for Design

Lan Yao

Lan Yao

Parsons The New School for Design

Ella Dinna Wong

Ella Dinna Wong

Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design

The Place of Eden

Yukun Wang

Parsons The New School for Design

Lan Yao

Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design

The Place of Eden

Yukun Wang

Parsons The New School for Design

Lan Yao

Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design

Can you imagine on an island in the west Pacific, trees are in silvery white and almond white, kids are running around their skin are flushing with pink, glass like sea reflects the purple island? This is the garden of Eden, Pinglapu Atoll. Among the residents living in this Eden, 12% are patients with achromatopsia. Unlike red-green colour-blindness, patients with full colour blindness cannot distinguish any colour. The world they see in their eyes is like scenes in black and white movies, and they are sensitive to strong sunlight. In their world, trees are silvery white, kids’ skin is flushing with pink. However, they are actually not different with us. In our design, we want to remind and spread this message. “People can only perceive the world in their own eyes, but it is difficult to imagine what the world looks like in the eyes of others.” Differences exist between each human being, but they are not defined by the differences between achromatopsia and non-achromatopsia. We made use of the material used to cure the coloraturas blindness situation. This kind of material is layered in 7 different layers which each layer has a specific use. (7 Layers: mirror- like prevent film, shock resistance film, red filter layer, visual optimization layer, colour blind dispose layer, shock resistance film, mirror-like prevent film). We make use of this material in the left side while normal glass like material in the right side to create a similar effect with a deeper meaning behind. The tunnel of each side represents the world non-achromatopsia perceived and achromatopsia perceived. Yet, these two tunnels lead to a centre point where users of each side will end with this point. We named this point- The point of Eden. In this end space grey lighting will only be portrayed. Grey colour appears as the same tone in all of our eyes, we aim to awaken the society of we are with no difference, people with achromatopsia should not be treated with inequality. Each of us experiencing our world according to what we perceived through our own eyes, with or without achromatopsia. Equality should be given to the minority group, they should receive the same education, they should be considered, they should be loved. We are all the same with different skin, we are all the same with different abilities, we are all the same-just humans.

The Place of Eden