Global Pandemic + Memorial = Empathy
"When you are sorrowful, look again."
Empathy is a memorial/headstone piece designed to commemorate those who lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic and it is to show global solidarity with those in grief.
Starting in 2019, the world has been challenged by the coronavirus; many infected, many affected and many lost their lives. But behind all the graphs and mortality rate statistics, there was an individual who lost the battle to the disease.
The memorial/headstone is named Empathy to remind us that we are emotionally connected.
The piece is a mirror-polished stainless steel pillar standing at the average human height. It reflects the surrounding and the person in mourning.
It reflects the life that is lost, but not forgotten, and, the life that remains, but has to face the tragedy. It reminds the mourners to look within and look at their surrounding to find inner peace.
Whether it sits alone, or in a cluster,
whether in an urban context or a tranquil place,
whether in America or Asia,
it will always represent global sympathy...
An Augmented Reality Exhibition
Empathy is meant to sit in any context as a global symbol and thus as part of this exhibition, the visitors are invited to use their iPhone or iPad to activate the AR model of Empathy and place it in any context of their choice and share their screenshots on various social media platforms using the suggested hashtags.
Don't forget to use the relevant hashtags when sharing your screenshots:
#empathymemorial #empathycovid19 #empathy_memorial
As part of the Southern Sweden Design Days, two QR codes have been placed in the city of Malmö. These QR codes will activate the AR model of Empathy in that particular location.
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