In the last two decades the quest for material things has intensified as global population pressures and resource crises have intensified. At the same time, the maturation of artificial intelligence, with robots replacing nearly 50% of human jobs by 2043, has led to increased pressure on human competition for jobs. Along with urbanisation, people in cities are forced to constantly repress their true emotions to adapt to the wider environment under immense pressure to survive, which leads to mental health problems becoming extremely acute.
In 2041, a strange disorder emerged, called Lacrimal Emancipation. Lacrimal Emancipation is characterised by persistent tearing without any other discomfort.
Lacrimal Emancipation can be identified as a mental health disorder characterised by constant tearful but stable emotional behaviour, as scholars have conducted in-depth studies on the disorder. The root cause of Lacrimal Emancipation lies in the excessive suppression of emotions. Patients often choose to suppress their emotions to cope with the stresses of life. At the same time patients rarely communicate with others and rarely express their emotions.
The government plans to establish an Emotional Tear Center to raise awareness about tear analysis and mental health, encouraging people to openly express their emotions and enhance communication.
In 2043, The Tear House was established on the Charleston estate, next to the Charleston House, which closed to the public in 2042 for maintenance and no longer open again. This location was chosen to honour the spirit of the Bloomsbury Group, known for their commitment to authenticity and fearless self-expression. Our goal is to inspire people to embrace their true selves, express emotions, and foster communication.
How do we confront the issue of mental health in the face of the erosion of people's spiritual world by rapid development? How can we use spatial design to guide people to enhance emotional communication and self-expression? How can we use technology to serve people to create a humanistic future?