Documentation & Reflection
We decided on this project because in the class discussion about wicked problems and other bee-related things we noticed a trend of difficulties revolving around information and involvement of common people. One difficulty in information was misinformation such as "save the bees" and how having a hive is similar to raising chickens and doesn't really help the environment. Another difficulty in information was the lack of available information to common people especially due to algorithms and personal political opinions preventing many people from seeing this type of content. Thus, this project's main goal was to spread accurate information and create a movement to reach more people who would have not normally had this type of content on their social media. We made sure that this information did not just leave people feeling helpless and depressed but instead created a way to get involved through our call to action and many available biodiverse plant choices to fit most people's current situation.
We created a website to further help inform people beyond those who visit the gallery, as well as provide those who attended the gallery additional information such as other nations' efforts, similar movements to ours, the history of lawns, and different native plants of many categories to fit many lawns.
We created a Snapchat filter to help show a rudimentary version of what different spaces would look like if they were to return to a more natural state. The Snapchat filter is also meant to help spread and popularize the idea of rewilding.
We also created a pamphlet to enable gallery viewers to interact with our website and Snapchat filter individually at a location of their choosing, while also taking information home with them.
Grass vs Wildflower Visuals
In our gallery display, we also created grass and wildflower boxes to help those who chose not to use the Snapchat filter see the beauty of wildflowers over grass.