Week 8: Rough Draft of Layout

I was placed into the Environment, Community, and Biomimicry group. Although each of our projects are related to each other through one way or the other, they still differ vastly in content. Our organizational idea has still yet to be finalized but a general idea is for us to organize our projects by scale, going from small to big, molecular to global. Because my project has more to do with the individual, mine would likely be in the ‘small scale’. For artists and images to use, I am still looking; this is the section I need the most research on. 

 

  • Introduction

    • Abstract and general overview of project

    • Definition and history of biophilia

    • Various cultures’ connections/relationships with nature (ones that might have been lost and ones that have maintained that biophilic interaction) and the impact it has on their community

    • The slow (and then very fast) disconnect from nature in the Western world

      • Industrial revolution

      • Decline of literature and other artistic movements of nature

        • e.i. Transcendentalism, Romanticism 

      • Climate change (especially within the last few years)

      • Mental health

        • Increase in mental health issues

        • Mental health during COVID

  • Main points (a lot of information, still need to better flesh out this section)

    • How the increasingly lack of natural environments and nature has had an effect on people and children’s development (with this, it’ll probably be easier/more efficient to blend in with the next two points to better contrast the benefits)

    • Effects of nature, absence of nature on the individual

      • Mental, emotional, physical

      • Studies/Examples to support

    • Effects of nature, absence of nature on the community (small)

      • Effects on small communities (families) and bigger communities (towns/cities)

    • Ways to incorporate nature into your life during COVID and after (city, suburbs, and rural)

      • Indoor solutions

        • Indoor plants, nature decor, aromatherapy, natural breeze, sounds of nature, mental capabilities, etc. (city and during quarantine)

      • Outdoor solutions

        • Walks/hikes, gardening in any type of space, greenhouses, etc. (suburbs, rural and after quarantine)

  • Artistic spin

    • Art through nature

      • Gardening

      • Landscaping

      • Biophilic architecture

      • Environmental artists

  • Conclusion