This project is a collaboration between 3D/Motion Designer Monika Adamczyk and Graphic Designer Marta Urbez. In partnership, we are working on projects that research and design for a possible future when our access to the outdoors will be constrained by social distancing laws, loss of biodiversity, and other causes.
Flatland is a digital meadow that presents a future in which human-designed natures live in symbiosis with wild natural environments. It is guided by three beliefs: humans as equal rather than superior part of nature; in technological development as extension of human evolution; and in reigniting biophilic behaviour through virtual experiences.
We invite visitors to re–think the ways in which they have interacted with nature up until their visit, and imagine how that could change. Could a virtual experience evoke the same feelings that spending time in the outdoors brings? If in the future we have further industrialised Nature for the production and consumption led aims of society, what will we consider wildlife to be? Could the creation of virtual natures (eg. Flatland) just be another organic step towards natural evolution?
What possibilities could experiences with virtual nature have for our wellbeing?