TreeSense

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Designer | Artist Yedan Qian, Xin Liu
Year 2017
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Forests are critical to life on this planet. Yet every year, humans destroy the forest land equivalent to the size of Panama, threatening the delicate balance of the nature. Unfortunately, raising awareness and stimulating discussions of realities such as deforestation, is not easy, especially to people who are rarely exposed to those social and environmental issues.

But what if we could let audiences directly experience empathy for problems that are outside their daily life? In other words, what if we could shift the perspective of audiences and let them be the center to live the story and feel the experience firsthand? Would that embodied experience enable audiences to relate to remote problems emotionally and immediately?