Interactive & Visual

Mutual Reactions

Individuals shape their environment and are, in turn, deeply affected by it. Every change, decision or action is a result of this reciprocal relationship and the mutual reactions between them. 'Mutual Reactions' is an interactive visual experience that explores the symbiotic relationship between individuals and environments and how awareness of this dynamic can empower positive, sustainable change.

MUTUAL REACTIONS

We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions.

Shoghi Effendi, in a letter written on his behalf in 1933
Thermodynamic - an iceberg in a glass of water.

Thermodynamic

‘Thermodynamic’ demonstrates the reciprocal relationship between an iceberg and a glass of lukewarm water. The water is melting the ice and the ice is concurrently cooling the water. This shows us how an environment can affect an individual and how an individual can impact their environment – they are indivisible and constantly changing.
Organic - a human heart wrapped in a forest environment.

Organic

“We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions.”

‘Organic’ is based on the above quote attributed to Shogi Effendi. It illustrates how the human heart and its environment are intimately connected.
Reflection - a woman looks into a mirror and sees the earth reflected against her face.

Reflection

‘Reflection’ depicts a young woman who looks in a mirror to see our planet reflected against her own image. This piece demonstrates how we are moulded by our surroundings and are, in many ways, a reflection of our environment.

reflect on this project, share your thoughts & positively affect your environment:

Impact Your Environment

Nabil Paymon

Nabil is a Brisbane-based designer with a background in marketing, sport and community initiatives. His practice adopts a holistic approach to problems, seeing each individual as a fragment of a broader, complex environment. Through this methodology, his solutions generate more synergy and are more sustainable.