IMAGE: Stewart: [Social Space] looking at social space and how it has changed over the course of the pandemic. looking at lighting and how it can be used to portray mood.
IMAGE: Lowenna: [Personal space] I have been looking at the boundaries of personal space, and how to represent this conceptually. The feelings it evokes when broken, and the relationship between mental and environmental interaction in terms of effect on a persons character.
IMAGE: Lowenna: [Personal space]
IMAGE: Courtney: [Intimate Space] intimate space is a place were we are most ourselves and we only share this space with those who we are most comfortable with I wanted to document this space using photography exploring this in different contexts
IMAGE: Courtney: [Intimate Space]
IMAGE: Andrea: [Puplic Space] Public realm The way I want to portrait public space is to show the reality (and expectation) of what we share outside our ‘’bubbles’’, as well as how technology has become our playground where everything could be public.
IMAGE: Andrea: [Puplic Space]

Responding to the theme of our habitat, we chose to work with the theory of proxemics. “Proxemics” is a type of non-verbal communication, specifically the study of the use of human space, Coined by anthropologist Edward T. Hall. The theory looks at not only the way humans interact with space and how it interferes with interpersonal interactions but how space is organised within place and community. We formed this idea from our  “habitats” as our place was drastically different from each other from urban to sub-urban and rural. 

Proxemics features four zones,  intimate, personal, social and public. We each choose a category and focused on what they mean as a whole and personally. We communicated this though our own individual approaches, the idea that these spaces fluctuate depending on the person was the direction we decided to take as it accurately portrays proxemics fluid nature. 

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