The government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan in 1930s. In order to settle down one million soldiers and civilans, the government successively built military residences. Special living spaces and residents from multiple provinces formed a semi-closed system of military dependents’ villages. The collision of emotional cohesion and self-identity has become a unique “military village culture.”
Starting from Kaohsiung Huangpu Village, the National Cultural Park of Military Dependents’ Villages aims for “inclusivity”, “diversity” and “futurity”. It integrates the culture and history of military dependents’ villages from counties and cities in Taiwan to create a flagship and national cultural park.The military dependents’ village is not just a microcosm of an era; it’s more like an organism, bearing the history and extending into the present and future’s endless splendor.
我們以「走進竹籬笆的世界裡，識之、品之、續之」為題，透過 Logo設計 期待人們能看見、體會，並且「再詮釋」眷村文化，如同一段時空旅行，從五感至精神層面體驗過往時代的記憶。
With the theme of “Step into the World of Bamboo Fences, Understanding, Appreciating, and Continued”, we hope people see, experience, and reinterpret the military village culture, like a journey through time, experiencing memories of past era from the sensory to the spiritual level.
The character “眷” (meaning ‘family’) is subtly incorporated into the logo, and the house and the unique chessboard-like village look are formed in a way of figure–ground Illusion. The upper part of the logo feels as if one is looking down from the sky onto the uniform layout of the military dependents’ village. The half open vermilion door in the lower of the logo symbolizes walking in the village and experiencing a period of memory. It also echoes the frequent and close connection of the family in the military dependents’ village.
It is expected that through the preservation and continuation of a period of history, we can recite the stories of the past era together, sing the characteristic songs of various places, and compose a new movement that belongs to the future.
Yu-wen,Lu / Yen-zhu, Wang