Do you wear the space, or does the space wear you?
Stuck in a bubble, but due to who?
Stopping our actions, stopping our harm,
Wearing a bubble to disarm.
Using the concept of the bubble to discuss issues surrounding how we treat and interact with our environment in an unsustainable way. I first developed the concept of the bubble by thinking about protective wear for the environment – but worn by people. I also drew inspiration from our current COVID-19 environment, how we interact with and through it while wearing masks or protective wear; designed to protect the people around you as well as yourself.
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Looking at developments that would happen within fashion and dress if we did not wear our bubbles to protect the environment from us – wearing terrariums around our heads just so we can breathe fresh air and survive.
The Bubble is protective wear for the environment, designed to disarm an individual from causing harm, but hindering their abilities to disturb and destruct. I do believe that individually we have a social responsibility to take care of our space, but also that our real issue of environmental harm stands with multi-national corporate greed. The Bubble talks about how we as individuals can do our part to help our environment, through voluntary or mandatory means.
Through my conceptual research toward this project, I developed a sense of powerlessness of the individual as our environment is being destroyed around us, with almost no control over the outcome. My initial goal was to create protective wear for the environment worn by humans, but through further reflection I see that there is more to our issues of environmental destruction than down to the individual person.