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Rethink ”What If“.

After the Thursday presentation, I still had no idea about what I could materialize the project although I had a basic concept. Then I started to rethink about the “what if” for the context “some Latinos in E&C area are unable to afford the living expenses because regeneration will cause rent rising“. In order to protect their community culture and relationship, I thought there will be two kinds of result, one is people will find a way to stay in the original area; the other is people will move out to other places and have a long distance contact with the previous… More

What is neo-tribe?

What is neo-tribe? From the definition on the Cambridge Dictionary, a group of people who sharing the same culture, language, and history and living away from urban. Tribus are not “tribes” in tranditional anthropological sense, for they do not have the fixity and longevity of tribes. This sentence is in the book The Time Of The Tribes written by  Michel Maffesoli. Maffesoli also mentioned people are playing distinct roles at different times during a day so compared to the tribe, neo-tribe is more unstable and changeable. It is a group spanning the border of time. And as the result of… More

Homework 3

Arduino makes me feel desperate. :( O.M.G. He.....lp......Me....... Although the code I wrote was right, it still didn't work. TAT. Mr. Arduino Mr. Arduino!! Please tell me which part I made mistake.   Anyway, I used the MPR121 and firstly wanna touch certain thresholds to trigger the Servo Motor. For testing, I only turn on one threshold and use LED to replace the Motor. I get the code online and use Switch-Case to program. If the threshold is touched, the LED will turn on. Now, the problem is I wrote Serial.print within the Switch-Case and it could print "Kai" when I touched. But the LED can't illuminate. More

draw a postcard :)

This afternoon I joined an activity held by CC. They provide two websites Post Pals and Send Kids The World to choose a kid you want to help. And on their writing guide, they have something avoid to say, like get well soon, and hope you win the battle. They mentioned although it’s well-meaning but it’s not a good phrase if your illness is never going to go away, and there are lots of children don’t know they could ‘lose their battle’, which I never consider about. I chatted with them and knew that they thought… More

Place Attachment

Rural Urban Framework is an installation in the Design Museum which explores how nomads of Mongolia are adapting to urban life. Mongolian change their habits and their lifestyle in order to fit in the sociaty and community. The movie inside out talks about a girl Riley’s mental situation after moved to a new place. In this period, she feels incommensurate to the new environment, and miss her friends and the previous house. Every happy memory seems all connect with the community. Place attachment is the ‘bonding of people to places’. This can take two forms: functional… More

how can we help sick kids through postcards

After meeting them, I got some a question – Does postcard really can help sick kids? Initially, I am just sorry about that and think they are miserable and need people’s love. But after watching this video, I am so touched. I felt so hurt when I saw the scar on Megan’s back. They and their parents totally have different lives and experience what we can imagine. From the article Sick Children in Hospital, it describes how hospital stay affect children at different ages. After two years old, basically, children will feel stressful, fear, lonely and well be lack of… More

Meet Up with my ‘tirbe’

Tonight I met with the CC and we draw(traced) some colouring-in sheets for the homeless who face difficult challenges in their daily lives in the Spires shelter. It was a relaxing time that we had drinks and chatted with each other. After talked with the organizer, I knew that they have a regular meetup on every Sunday which is creating postcards for sick kids. Apart from this, they will organize some other events on weekday based on every organizers’ time, and they try to held the event in different parts of London. Then I asked her some questions like what is… More

Revitalisation or Gentrification?

From the talk by Stacey Sutton, she made me think about the difference between revitalization and gentrification because revitalization also mentioned on the E&C regeneration plan. But from the confusion of the community, it seems more like a gentrification, because Sutton refers to revitalization as the rebuilding of a community from the bottom up, in which the community still remains affordable for low-income families. Gentrification, either purposefully or accidentally, inflates the cost of living and drives a disproportionate amount of minorities from their homes. Yes, when the upper middle class moves in an area, it may create a better… More

Arduino Practice

This is a practice which combines the button and potentiometer. Actually, I also tried to combine the button function and LED fading but it failed. When I turned on the LED, it could illuminate with fading. However, I couldn’t turn it off….lol   Code: #define ledPin 13 #define buttonPin 7 #define potPin A0 boolean ledState = LOW; boolean prevBtnState = LOW; void setup() { pinMode( ledPin, OUTPUT ); pinMode( buttonPin, INPUT ); pinMode( potPin, INPUT); } void loop() { boolean btnState = digitalRead( buttonPin… More

My new tribe-CC

I choose another tribe named CC(abbreviation). It is a group that invites people to take direct action on causes they care about, through our short, low-cost missions. Meet passionate volunteers like yourself in cafes and public places around the world, to create, knit, plant, learn, and teach together, to make doing good a daily habit. They have small groups in different cities. In London one, I think they mostly focus on the sick kids cuz their regular activities are making postcards for them. But from the history events, they also help homeless, babies in Nepal. It’s really limited information on… More