Exhibit: Decaying City

Via  Fast Company,  a fascinating exhibit by theater set designer Johanna Mårtensson, demonstrates the delicate and fragile existence of man made environments.  Mårtensson constructed a city block from bread, and then documented the  decay everyday over a six month span, winning her a Platinum A’ Design Award. She describes her inspiration for the project:

“I was inspired by an article about how well the earth would do without us. Within 500 years all buildings would be half-fallen or fallen, perfect homes for animals and plants. The forrest would soon grow in cities. Buildings as well as pollutions would be taken care of by bacterias and micro-organisms. If a UFO came here in a couple of hundred thousand years, they would not see many signs of that gang of primates that once thought they were the lords of the planet.”

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