speculative reflections & cooking activities for adaptation and happiness in the times of change
publication | research | reflection | education | praxis
unquestionably, all of us were dramatically affected by the changes brought into our lives by the covid-19 pandemic. to me, being an artist means to reflect upon the present moment, provide an alternative perspective, evoke thinking as well as help to deal with difficulties in uneasy moments. as the world is undergoing rapid changes, daily routines have become largely affected too. every day new transformations in our personal and collective space take place and ask for constant adaptation. this causes pressure, uncertainty and eventually takes a stressful toll. but i believe that reflecting and embracing the uncertainty helps to discover and develop coping mechanisms and adaptation skills as the future asks these qualities from everyone. i found myself in the state where most of the daily practices and habits have to be reevaluated and reconsidered. the feeling of being lost and confused resulted in an attempt to make use of this remarkable situation. combining my knowledge with sensitivity, i decided to create a guide, a manual, a set of playful actions and thinking exercises to ground and balance in peculiar times.
this growing collection of shifts, responses, practical recommendations and recipes is an observation of change that shapes the new normality. unfix is welcoming a positive transformation of personal and collective space and invites to practice adaptation skills through cooking and small daily rituals. these observations of the new challenges and quests for playful solutions resulted in a publication free to be used by anyone anywhere.
selection of shifts to give you an idea about the tone of voice, conceptual framework and visual aspect i use in this project. to explore all the shifts follow the button.