The words, pictures and images we see around us every day shape and reflect our values as a society. This project aims to explore how those values are controlled, like much else in capitalist societies, by an elite minority who look after their own interests at the expense of the population and the planet. “How did we come to this?” is a proposed exhibition that tries to present socio-political ideas in a visually engaging way, and give people the opportunity to create their own meaning and share it with the world in a tangible way. Being aware of the unjust political and economic forces that affect our lives is the first step in devising solutions. Indifference to the cruelty that occurs outside our door cannot be an option if we are to preserve something so nearly lost to us – our humanity.
© Design Academy Eindhoven, Photo by René van der Hulst