Eva Jack

Department: Social Design

Parallel Lives

What: A reworked Natural History Museum display, not for stuffed animals but for humans, questioning our anthropocentric, dominant take on nature.

Why: Considering the increasingly precarious state of nature as a consequence of human domination, Eva Jack explores a new perspective: one that does not place mankind as superior, but instead acknowledges interspecies entanglement and dependency.

How: She treats museum visitors to the animal’s point of view – inside the diorama. They are faced with a video that dissects and reworks the conventions of a museum setup. Reinterpreting familiar narratives, which are often biased and based on politics, is the first step towards a more equal and meaningful relationship with ‘other’ animals.

“We need to get away from the ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality”

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Photographs: Photo by Designer