Number is a mathematical object used to count and measure. It is one of a series of symbols with a unique meaning. Its main function is reference or identification. It is part of our lives as we use it to determine value, time, label or order, etc.
Nowadays, we always use number to measure the quantity and quality of our life and society. We mention the happiness index, which measures the quality of life in more holistic and psychological terms. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI), twho other common tools for measuring a country’s economy.
However, do these indices or numbers really reflect and represent the real feeling and experience in our life? From different people’s perspectives, there maybe there a particular number to present their own experience and thought.
NUMBERS is a thematic design exhibition showcasing four young design collectives’ experiences and design points of view on “Numbers”. Four sets of numbers are chosen for this exhibition:
0- Peaceful 7- leisure 18- growth 100- perfection
“NUMBERS” Exhibition consists of an exhibition, a workshop and a Mobile “NUMBERS” Exhibition.
PENGGUIN is co-founded by Soho So and Todd Lam in 2009, a non-government organization. It is a design based and an independent curated group that encourages and provokes the cultural value of design, by presenting experimental and contemporary works in design point of view.
The group believes in exhibition as it is a strong medium to create influence. Through exploring possibilities on the format of exhibition, we try to deliver new ways of sharing experiences. As we become more aware on the znteraction and extension of exhibition, it helps promote the sustainability of education.