Future Folk

Goldsmiths Design 2011 Show

  • Number 4
  • Number 4
  • Number 4

Number 4

Bella Ka Po Fung

For a long time in China, the number '4' has been associated with bad luck, or worse, death. This superstitious belief is so strong that most buildings in the country lack any floors or room numbers with '4s' in it. However, what's more shocking is that, brace yourself - such '4 = bad luck' theory was never proven to be correct.

Focusing mainly on Chinese nationals in London, I tried to disprove this belief by creating a tour of London that revolves around the number 4. Would my tour demystify this superstitious theory, or would this be the last trip of my fellow tourists?

Would you dare to join the tour?