Over the last decade or so, social media has become the most fundamental tool for interpersonal communication. Weibo has played a crucial role in providing a platform for the instant transmission and sharing of information which has in turn given rise to a particular aesthetic and online culture.
The Suzhou International Design Week 2019 paid special attention to “Weibo Aesthetics” and incorporated it into the planning of the exhibition. When designing this exhibition, Acts and Pathway’s utilized the “timeline”, a concept prevalent on most social media platforms, and used it as a thread to form the narrative of the exhibition. We created a booth that emulates the linear flow of time and integrates elements from traditional stools, doors, and windows into its design. The form physically carries the objects through the exhibition much like the objects are carried by the flow of time in a timeline; the installation provides visitors with the experience that they are temporally in sync with the flow of time.