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This somewhat extreme (shall we say: lavish?) art-and-architecture project was, according to artist Kacey Wong, “inspired by the recent economic tsunami when the rich lost their fortune overnight.” The series of tongue-in-cheek mini-homes asks the question, how can one “live on the street but still maintain a facade of looking good and high style?”

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For the future upper-middle-class homeless of Hong Kong, these mobile robo-shells are made for a luxury lifestyle on the go. Yes, there is clearly some satire built in – from the retro-futuristic robotic shells to the pictures of the formerly-wealthy inhabitants basking in the sun, playing golf and drinking champagne to keep up posh appearances despite their fall from grace.

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Like some kind of cross between a coffin and a race car, these colorful mobile mini-homes are each sized (like a fine suit or custom dress) to fit each member of a well-rounded neuvo-poor family. From a relaxing romp in the park to a nice night out on the town, they are fashionably fit for virtually any occasion.

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A precursor project by Kacey Wong known as Tin Man #11 (below) took on the question of homelessness in a likewise frank-but-funny fashion, pointing out through a simpler sort of robot – that doubles as a bed, desk and sofa – that many people without homes in Hong Kong choose to be so in order to save money and/or sleep closer to their place of work.

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About Kacey Wong

“Dr. Kacey Wong (1970) was born in Hong Kong. He studied architecture in Cornell University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Chelsea School of Art and Design and Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is the founding member of Art Citizens, Street Design Union, Umbrella Movement Art Preservation, and former curator & member of Para/Site Art Space. Also a former Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design’s Environment and Interior Design Discipline.”

“Currently he is an Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. His research investigates artist’s and designer’s role in social political causes. Wong’s experimental art project investigates the space between men and their living environment with a social intention. He thinks being an artist is similar to being a detective, the case on hand is to investigate the self. His mobile tricycle project ‘Wandering Homes’ was featured at the 2008 Venice Architectural Biennale in Italy.”