The consumerism of the residents of rich countries and the pollution we generate are a real threat to the environment. If we want to change something, we have to face this time and say to over-consumption More no more.
It has been calculated that if all the people of the Earth were to consume as much as the inhabitants of developed countries, we would need 3-5 planets to maintain our lifestyle. The consumerism of the residents of rich countries and the pollution we generate are a real threat to the environment. We currently use 32 times more of all global resources than the majority of the populations in the developing world. Our own populations are still growing. In light of this, a critical look at the way we consume goods is long overdue.
The exhibition shows the importance of understanding the objects we surround ourselves with. Where do they come from? Where and under what conditions are they brought about? How much material was used to create them? Confronting the impact of our material culture allows for a new conversation and the possibility of a new model for society, a healthier one, based on respect for the environment and an optimal rate of resource exploitation.
The works presented at the exhibition depict a rational approach to consumption. They ask the question – who is responsible for excess? By examining the life cycle of an object, manufacturing companies can significantly alleviate this burden on the planet. Accordingly, the choices of consumers, even those with the best of intentions, show how crucial consumer education is in dispelling falsehoods and myths such as greenwashing. If we want to change something, we have to face this time and say to over-consumption: More no more.