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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2019 ➔ Present


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Longze Xia (designer)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Marisa Jahn (thesis advisor)


May 21 2019


Present is a participatory installation that guides users to feel the power of their breath. According to research, international students have a greater likelihood to experience anxiety, isolation, and depression. Deep breathing and group participation has been found to be an effective way to relieve these symptoms. Using the culturally-appropriate symbol of a school of fish moving in harmony, Present is a participatory installation that invites participants to experience each others' presence as a gift or present.



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