以小旅行的角度出發觀察和記錄我的家鄉 - 中興新村，原生中興的我帶著一種無
How should we begin to define our hometown? Throughout our lives, how will we describe our homeland - the characteristics it possess, the rite of passage it brings, or the way we document and reminisce. If life is a journey, is it possible to observe and record our hometown with a perspective of a tourist?
I take a small trip to observe and document my home - Zhongxing New Village. I was born and raised here. Knowing everything there is to know about this place, I began my journey with a fresh perspective through a place that has raised me for 25 good years. Walking down the memory lane, I march forward, step by step, seeking a life from the past. Besides using my camera and my body as witness, I interviewed my schoolmates during this trip, finding the footsteps left behind in Zhongxing by our generation. We search for a definition our generation has for Zhongxing, as a response to the gap between the past and future industrial innovation park that is meant to be set up here. The definition we have for Zhongxing will be emphasized as we ample through the village as a traveler and new comer.
This study pans out through four main structures – history, travel, documentation, and collection – which tie the entire article together.
In the first section- history- the development, historical value, and future plans of Zhongxing New Village are illustrated.
In the next section – travel- I will explain my definition towards travel, and how I discover the life experience in Zhongxing through traveling.
In the third section – documentation- I explain how the interviews and documentation during my trip have reappeared and transferred into the life experience I am trying to convey.
In the last section – collection- I describe the life after having discovered the life experience and the meaning of Zhongxing, so as to provide a way to wander in the village of Zhongxing, collecting through the creation of small journeys in life.