The truth that Taiwanese government was most reluctant to admit
5 years of research by around 200 students
Exposed over 400 cases of disused public facilities
─This book includes 100 selected cases.
Often seen in places around Taiwan, these large and unused public facilities are also known as “mosquito pavilions”. They often arise from inappropriate policies, where government, in the name of expanding internal consumptions and closing the urban and rural gaps, misjudge usage rates, implement inappropriate plans and designs, giving rise to the disused spaces around the country, a practice that till this day still remained. This project was executed by “Lost Society Document” formed by artist YAO Jui-Chung and students, targeting public facilities that cost huge funds in construction over the recent twenty years, every year one hundred cases that required the most attention and review was collected to form Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan, over the past four years four volumes was published. This book selected one hundred critical cases from the four hundred cases exposed by the series, outlining the absurd state of Taiwanese society. In addition to providing the public a reference for reflection, it also allowed youths who have yet to serious observed their hometown to open up an alternative dialogue through the lens of the camera.