Visual Communication
Degree Show 2021

Rachel Lee
I'll Save it For Later!


Studio Leader
Sara Oscar
Among immigrant households, it is common to see containers saved for later reuse. Despite the prominence of this practice, these actions are rarely publicised, and, especially among East Asian cultures, there is even more shame attached to these reuse behaviours.

My project, I’ll Save it For Later! centres these reuse practices to critique the construction of East Asian identities by using the familiar concept of a ‘just in case’ drawer. The first part of my project is a travel guide hybrid, where I adopt the vernacular of the travel guide to explore the binary of familiar and foreign by highlighting these stories of reuse. Alongside the publication is a physical chest of drawers filled with frequently reused containers and objects and a dissertation that details my process and research.

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.