ANDROGYNOUS

Elaborating on the growing problem of pollution, we designed a concept around the evolution of people to be able to filter the air and create a shelter around themselves, emphasising the importance of connection/togetherness. We worked on a device around the arm that would only work when two people collaborate to use it. We were inspired by the greek philosopher Aristofanes (read below) and ended up designing a wearable wing that could clean the air.

By spinning around, the wing lets you clean the air around you with the built in air filters. By connecting with other people wearing a wing, two people join hands and spin with each other, cleaning more air easily.

The wing also provides a shelter for the two people if they stand hugging each other – using the wings to protect each other. When not in use, the wing can be folded up under the arm for convenience.

“THE ORIGINAL HUMAN NATURE WAS NOT LIKE THE PRESENT, BUT DIFFERENT. THERE WAS MAN, WOMAN AND THE UNION OF THE TWO. THE MAN WAS ORIGINALLY THE CHILD OF THE SUN, THE WOMAN OF THE EARTH AND THE MAN-WOMAN OF THE MOON. THEY WHERE ALL ROUND, AND MOVED ROUND BECAUSE THEY RESEMBLED THEIR PARENTS. THEIR MIGHT AND STRENGTH WERE GREAT, AND THEY MADE AN ATTACK UPON THE GODS AND ATTEMPTED TO SCALE HEAVEN. THE GODS WANTED TO ANNIHILATE THE HUMAN RACE, BUT ZEUS DISCOVERED A WAY OF ENFEEBLING THEIR STRENGTH. HE CUT ALL HUMANS IN TWO, EACH PART SIMILAR TO HOW WE LOOK TODAY.
SINCE THEN, ALL HUMANS HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THEIR PERFECT HALF TO REGAIN MIGHT AND STRENGTH. THE UNION OF THE TWO EQUALS THE STRENGTH OF THREE, AND THE PURSUIT OF THE WHOLE IS TO ACCOMPLISH GREATER GOALS AND PROTECT EACH OTHER.”

(Inspired by Aristophanes Speech, from Platons Symposium
365 BC)

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