I made a real “consumer portrait”, using the garbage of heroes as a metaphor.
An urgent message is carried through these images: that environmental degradation is not someone else’s problem. This is our shared Earth and it is our collective responsibility to protect it.
The last global farmers shelter in rifts and unreachable ravines enveloped in loneliness huddle on the margins and scraps of earth still damp from warm, organic contact and human touch. Precarious land that is alive because of extreme poverty.
The destruction of our environment – albeit caused by natural disasters – involves parties (communities, governments or industrial players) and is often the result of a multiplicity of factors: human negligence, inadequate planning, criminal abuse of our resources, natural causes.
AzumaCenterFukushima, 2011. We arrived to Fukushima at 9.47. A colleague from Ryo Abe was waiting for us and came with us to the Azuma Evacuation Center, where friend and architecture's students arranged a workshop in order to gladden the kids hosts in the center.
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