As the first step to developing my speculative design project, I selected “diorama” as the core idea. The diorama is a cultural reproduction set on the modern visual paradigm of understanding and analysing the world visually, it consolidating a three-dimensional arrangement with its pictorial setting, transcends the boundaries between time and space, fake and reality.

If the diorama shows the audience the nonexistent scene, can we regard it as an elaborating reproduction of reality? For the Elephant and Castle shopping centre residents, will the diorama help them to save the memories here after the demolishment? For those who never been to this place, what kind of experience are expected to provide to them? While the boundary between fake and reality gets blur, the diorama could be the way to witness, record and reproduction the uncertainty.