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NEXUM EXHIBITION
PROJECT BY SEREINE ELBALKHI

We as individuals actively interact, engage, connect with, and shape our environments; as environments interact, engage, connect with, and shape us. Being human entails living in time and place; our lives would be impossible to survive without temporal and spatial frames of reference (Scorch, 2013). We wouldn't know where to go or when to go. However, in order to experience and make sense of the time and space that we live in, it is necessary to engage with the environment around you. This allows you to realize that it is real since life happens in an environment not only because of it, but because of it and via contact with it. And as designers, our aim is to create spaces that have a favorable influence on people and linger in their minds for as long as possible. When designing, you need to consider three key components must be defined: identity, community, and purpose. After giving the structure a meaning, it's time to give it a physical purpose by allowing your audience to interact with it using all of their senses, not just sight. Individuals prefer to take in information through their senses and use it to generate consciousness. People also recall things better when all of their senses are engaged, but we must be careful not to overstimulate them, since this may result in overwhelmed sensations. As a result, it is critical to consider how you might create a functional environment that may elicit a variety of emotions, allowing you to feel more connected to it at a slower pace. Touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste are our five senses. These senses differ from space to space, and depending on the environment that we are building, we may employ them creatively and in a unique way. “The more senses we engage, the more strongly we are tied to a moment, an object, a space. As a result, design is evolving to incorporate sensory experience into the places where we live and work” (O’Gara, 2019). And since we spend most of our time indoors, it is very important for designer to think of how they can keep the people attention, how they can make this space memorable, comfortable, and not boring. This is what this project aims for, to build a space that’s stimulates all of your sense to improve you mental health and overall well-being, to reduce stress and help each individual have their own private moment of peace and tranquility by looking at aesthetic views all around, touching what could be touched, smelling unique sense and hearing sounds to make them connected to a space they once lived in, hoping that space will also live in them.