Visual Communication
Degree Show 2021

Jennifer Wen
Other Echoes Inhabit The Garden


Studio Leader
Alexandra Chalmers Braithwaite
Other Echoes is borne partly from my own personal struggle with my cultural identity and the persistent feeling of being never quite ‘Australian’, but also never quite ‘Chinese’. This project taps into this widespread existential condition of being ‘neither/nor’ but also ‘both/and’ prevalent amongst diasporic immigrant identities in Australia, to explore the experience of occupying the space in-between Otherness and Belonging through a decolonial lens.

Using design techniques traditionally dismissed as craft, including quilting and embroidery, Other Echoes consists of a website, a quilt and a dissertation which propose new representational strategies for self-making derived from metaphor.

UTS School of Design, Faculty of Design
Architecture and Building
UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.