Zhao Zhou is a speculative designer who investigates the limitations of time and space in relation to our visual perception. In an era inundated with visual stimuli, their work serves as a catalyst for contemplation. They utilize speculative design as a vehicle to navigate the ideologies and ethics surrounding the urban environment and its future trajectory. This approach challenges traditional notions of urban design and surveys under-utilized senses, inviting passengers to embrace alternative interpretations of spatial experiences and behaviors—an approach that aims to reshape and develop new spatial hierarchies in which sight takes a back seat. This has led to the creation of interactive interventions and installations using immaterial mediums like air. These works induce turbulence in space, presenting an uncanny contradiction; they appear industrial and distant, yet pulse with an intimate vitality. This transformative approach changes the flow of a space and reshapes one’s relation with the environment they navigate.

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