By Irene Alterskjær
Dear human starts with the assumption that we have distanced ourselves from the natural world. We shape and affect the landscape around us; thus, we have become the landscape. The climate crisis and fast changes in the natural world has resulted in a need to get back to nature. This project is a series of visual experiments in various formats that aims to give a voice to the voiceless. By borrowing the voice of nature this project invites reflection and makes visible possible interactions and proximity to the biosphere. The goal is not to solve a problem, but rather start dialogue and conversation about relations that are lost.
Irene Alterskjær (b.1997) is a designer and artist from Norway, specializing in Visual Communication. She holds a Bachelor in Visual Communication from KMD, UiB. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Visual Communication at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, UiB. Her current research focuses on asking questions, observing, and analysing different perspectives and relations to nature through photography, image making, visual identity and visual design. She also has an interest in questioning what responsibility we have as designers, starting conversation through design, and hopefully bringing in something new to the design field.