Yiyun
Chen

A system of circulation. Resident benefits from unwellness of his own.
A system of circulation. Resident benefits from unwellness of his own.
Story about a cougher, who’s coughs blow into a glass vase which becomes a present.
Story about a cougher, who’s coughs blow into a glass vase which becomes a present.
His coughs are recorded then punched onto a sound track. She listens to the music box playing the lullaby made from his coughs.
His coughs are recorded then punched onto a sound track. She listens to the music box playing the lullaby made from his coughs.
The trembling hands are better than stable ones when it comes to these music instruments.
The trembling hands are better than stable ones when it comes to these music instruments.
He films his festers from diabetes, displays it as a natural documentary.
He films his festers from diabetes, displays it as a natural documentary.
He plays sports, scores with a strong cough. His grandchildren then collect those well selected items.
He plays sports, scores with a strong cough. His grandchildren then collect those well selected items.
They lick popsicles and leave saliva which tell their emotion statuses. Artificial landscape grow according to the emotion of residents in the garden.
They lick popsicles and leave saliva which tell their emotion statuses. Artificial landscape grow according to the emotion of residents in the garden.
Shop of the home for elderly, selling ‘products’ of unwellness.
Shop of the home for elderly, selling ‘products’ of unwellness.

Sick Better is a speculative design project that presents a fictional home for the elderly, where ‘unwellness’ is seen as neutral or even positive productive condition. Each frame represents a room within this home. 

By making chronic symptoms ‘useful’, this project advocates a neutral attitude towards ‘unwellness’ in an ageing society.