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Givr

Givr is a commentary on selective empathy, and a reflection of how certain Americans reacted to recent events. We so often allow social media decide which news to pay attention to, which crises and issues to care about, and how to perceive others that don't look like us or believe in the same faith as us. When the 2015 Paris attacks occurred, so many Facebook users displayed solidarity — in fact, Facebook itself had a temporary French flag profile filter. Yet, mass killings and destruction happen on nearly a daily basis in other parts of the world; other less glamorized, less Western, less publicized parts of the world — but nonetheless, equally as important, and equally as sad. In modern society, we've become numb to hearing about atrocities committed in the world, and only feel threatened or scared when they happen to people that we can relate to. This project was created to highlight and exaggerate this gross development in Western societies as a social app like Tinder, in the hopes of bringing more attention to this social phenomenon.

Designed for RISD Design Studio II, under the guidance of Clement Valla
Spring 2016

Givr

Givr is a commentary on selective empathy, and a reflection of how certain Americans reacted to recent events. We so often allow social media decide which news to pay attention to, which crises and issues to care about, and how to perceive others that don't look like us or believe in the same faith as us. When the 2015 Paris attacks occurred, so many Facebook users displayed solidarity — in fact, Facebook itself had a temporary French flag profile filter. Yet, mass killings and destruction happen on nearly a daily basis in other parts of the world; other less glamorized, less Western, less publicized parts of the world — but nonetheless, equally as important, and equally as sad. In modern society, we've become numb to hearing about atrocities committed in the world, and only feel threatened or scared when they happen to people that we can relate to. This project was created to highlight and exaggerate this gross development in Western societies as a social app like Tinder, in the hopes of bringing more attention to this social phenomenon.

Designed for RISD Design Studio II, under the guidance of Clement Valla
Spring 2016