November 17th - December 6th, 2021
As technology and the economy continue to accelerate societal developments, rapid changes in many aspects are transforming the relationship between individuals and their surroundings. Although the fast-paced lifestyle fueled the evolutionary turbulence, we simultaneously lost the balance between the individuals and the ecological nature they belong to. Overload from environmental and cognitive perspectives has significant negative impacts on humans’ well-being in modern society and challenges external and internal welfare. The exhibition presents various visual sets, including outfits, accessories, and interactive props, to bring awareness to environmental and cognitive overload challenges and advocates to refocus on organic serenity.
Jill Stuart Gallery
Human Ecology Building, Level T, Cornell University
Are you littering or killing?
"1 in 2 people throw their unwanted clothes straight in the trash instead of giving away or donating to those who need them. "
Are you consuming or possessing?
“Clothing production doubled from 2000 to 2014, and the number of garments purchased increased by about 60 percent.” (Remy et al., 2020)
Are you reading or thinking?
"The manipulated news situation is socially and democratically problematic because it produces wrongly informed citizens that stay wrongly informed in echo chambers and become emotionally antagonized or outraged." (Bakir & McStay, 2017)
Are you swipping or communicating?
"“Social media users online tend to prefer information adhering to their worldviews, ignore dissenting information, and form polarized groups around shared narratives...” (Cinelli et al., 2021)
Human Ecology Building, Level T
37 Forest Home Dr.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
November 17 - December 6, 2021