This is a project developed by the Emily Carr DESIS Lab, at Canada, which corresponds to the series of Thematic Areas. These projects are activities carried out by the DESIS Network Labs, whose objectives can be seen here
The goal of the ”Who is Social” project is to challenge Anthropocentric norms. It questions: Do we take more-than-human-beings for granted? How can we build relationships with the remainder of our world? The project consists in a series of exhibitions , like Caring Coral , wich is an exhibit investigating our current interaction with the diverse ecosystem of coral reefs. Children, and their families are encouraged to work towards a more mutualistic relationship through small changes in their daily lives, encouraging a friendship between children and the coral reef.
Find Fish : Full of Life Under The Oceans is another exhibit which proposes several questionings, like “How can we enhance the relationship between human and nature, specifically, marine animals?” The outcome of this exhibit design project is for children to gain knowledge of ocean studies but at the same time understanding that ocean is a habitat for thousands and millions of living organisms. We are all responsible to protect and respect this system.
See the complete project in the PDF file below