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The Specific Action of Recreating the Traditional Feature and Promoting the Cultural Revitalization for Lo-Sheng Sanatorium
Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
Our university is located only 1 km away from the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium. It was the only public sanatorium for leprosy patients in Taiwan and one of the most cultural and historical places in the Huilong area. In 1994, Taipei Rapid Transit System planned to build a depot on the site where the sanatorium is. However, some of the districts with nearly eighty-nine years of history have been demolished.
This project is aimed at assistance for the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium and implemented by four orientations:
A. Filming of the historical review and introduction of the sanatorium
B. Reproduction and navigation by the virtual reality or augmented reality
C. planning of digital interactive device, game and installation art
D. Sightseeing tour and visit line planning
Through the specific action, we will recreating the traditional feature of the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium and promote the revitalization of culture.
The faculty and students of our university have been deeply immersed in the land for a long time, and have a good interaction with the neighboring Lo-Sheng Sanatorium. This project actively cooperates with and assists the "Lo-Sheng Sanatorium overall development plan", which supported by our government. We will integrate our resources, faculty and student abilities to focus on recreating and navigating the original Lo-Sheng Sanatorium. For example, the new technology of virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) will be used on recreating and navigating the original buildings of Lo-Sheng Sanatorium, and filming the history of relevant documentary retrospectives to achieve university social responsibility. Guided by the actual needs of Lo-Sheng Sanatorium. Lead students to cross-disciplinary learning and foster students' employability.
Lo-Sheng Sanatorium is the first leprosy hospital in Taiwan. As a specialized institution for the prevention and treatment of chronic infectious diseases, it has a unique existence value in the history of medical history and public health in Taiwan. In Sep. 2009, the Cultural Affair Department of New Taipei City Government registered the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium as a cultural landscape, and some of the preserved buildings were registered as historical buildings. In the same year, the Ministry of Culture added the Lo-Sheng as one of the World Heritage potentials. The value and rights of the Lo-Sheng and the residents were gradually valued. The “Lo-Sheng Sanatorium overall development plan", supported by the government, is mainly based on hardware construction. It lacks the discussion of history and humanities.
Therefore, the project intends to activate the cultural connotation, and to meet the needs of the humanities and history of the Lo-Sheng to implement the social practice issues.
In Lo-Sheng Sanatorium, there are many buildings of great historical and cultural significance. Such as the Chinese 王-shaped administrative building, boiler room, disinfection room, consumer cooperatives, etc. Through the collection of historical data, we will reproduce the original building in virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR). In addition, we will bring visitors a relaxed and entertaining side through interactive digital devices and games. Meanwhile, through the design of sightseeing tour and trip planning, the visitors will be advised to allocate suggestions according to the tour time, avoiding the time of exploration and missing the important historical sights. Finally, through interviews with the residents, the relevant documentary film was taken to review the historical footprint. Let visitors know more about the history and humanities of the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium.
The overall project goals are to promote the development of local culture and let more people understand and value it. Our vision is to continue to care for the disadvantaged groups in Taiwan and to pass on human rights and ecological education. To help reproduce the historical appearance of the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium, students will be led by teachers to learn by actions. In order to show the unique medical value and historical significance of the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium, this project will combine the professionalism and resources of the teachers and students of the college of humanities and design to reshape the style of the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium to promote cultural revitalization.