The result of increased population and increased welfare is increased consumption. The big challenge lies in how to consume in a responsible way, creating a sustainable future.
I have examined how we can generate energy with our bodies in order to gain a palpable relationship to our energy consumption. If we use our muscles to produce it, our bodies are viewed as power plants that convert carbohydrates into movement; if we then compare how much we can produce with how much we consume, it very quickly becomes clear that the difference is staggering. An inefficient but educational method that may help us reflect on whether or not it is really worth leaving the light on in that room which no one is currently in.
With my project I want to examine the ability to remind us about our responsibility to consume smarter and better with the aid of a simple physical movement.