Societal sustainability is a theory that should be legitimized around the globe. It refers to the idea that humans should live in a way that avoids depleting Earth of natural resources, thus maintaining a balance between ecosystems and human civilizations. Our planet’s health is deteriorating, and though the blame is often dumped on individuals instead of corporate businesses, it is everyone’s responsibility to clean up their act. The purpose of this project is to educate those who do not understand why we are facing this climate crisis and to explain how harmful our human activities have become.
Through the use of biodegradable felt, up-cycling articles of clothing and plastic materials, and hand-stitching and sewing them all together, I hope the story reads as one of passion, familiarity, and above all, urgency.
Throughout the quilt, I’ve created unnamed characters that serve the purpose of enticing the audience as well as being avatars, mirroring us as they guide the viewer through the history of the Anthropocene epoch.