Mr Joseph Yap
Kia Kia Project
The project aims to tell a visual history of culture and architecture of Penang shophouses that celebrates the influence from both eastern and western.
These heritage shophouses are taken for granted; not valued nor appreciated, demolished in the name of development. The living traditions of traditional artisans started to lose their home. Mainly caused by the ignorance about the origin and history of these ingenious architecture.
Therefore, the idea ???Kia Kia encourages people to explore, wander and rediscover the city. There is so much more behind the colourful, highly decorated facades; the eye-catching colourful geometric patterns tiles plastered across the wall and floor of the kaki lima. Thus, by exploring, people are able to indulge themselves in the walk, disconnect to connect with the heritage sites and discover its value.
This kit consists of:
1. Three zines of different topics
i) introduction | introduce you to the origin, types of shophouses in Penang