Placefulness is a nature-themed immersive experience exploring our sense of place and presence. Author Jenny Odell defines 'placefulness' as living with a grounded consciousness in the present time and location. The installation, Placefulness, invites the viewers to contemplate a sequence of specific surroundings that activate our senses to connect with the present. The work juxtaposes minimal interpretations of nature with realistic nature sounds, creating an unexpected poetic encounter.

MFA thesis 

Thesis Advisors: Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips
Faculty Advisors: Bobby Joe Smith III, Sean Dong 
Sound Design: Bill Liu  

Maryland Institute College of Art
Graphic Design MFA 2022

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