World 198

In World 198, the events of war have resulted in cultural distortion. The Asian heritage and values were adapted by many countries and twisted to their own interpretation, therefore as means to preserve the countries’ art culture through time, the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Cooperation initiated a heritage protection plan. In light of this situation, every household is to be involved or educated in one traditional art form.

As Asians, the concept of a collective identity is valued to create a community, encouraging people to start participating in various art forms together. Artistic fashion, born of multiple mediums and artforms started to thrive, resulting in an evolution in both art and fashion.

What if …

every household were well educated and specialises in a traditional artform through mandatory additional classes in the schooling system since young?

Issue targeted:

collectivism, individualism, cultural preservation, post-colonisation


Designer Guo Pei (mixed medium artist)

This World was contributed by Chan Hei Tung, Faith Lim Xinyi, Charlyn Chew Yi Ci, Jang Yeon Jung (located in Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

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