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The aim of this research is to find a way for social design to encourage people to rethink solidarity and human connectedness. Individualism is rapidly causing social problems, in a broad sense of political, economic, and social aspects. Specifically, my research focused on a loss of human connectedness. I think we have to shed new light on the meaning of human connectedness, in this day and age. People are losing the meaning of connectedness and this is causing social problems such as social isolation, lack of social skills, and apathy.
With regard to this, I would like to reflect upon the meaning of living together through the concept of nature. When we experience nature, sometimes we feel that we exist as a part of it. A great example of this is looking at nature from a great distance. The important thing is that this way of seeing nature leads people to think about harmony and connection, as they become aware of their own smallness in the wider picture.
From a design perspective, this research will show that it is possible to re-create connection through social design, by influencing perception through nature, as an alternative to a state of disconnection.