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The concept of my quilt square revolves around the power of technology in helping us achieve urban sustainability. Urban problems like pollution prevent us from enjoying everything a city has to offer. I believe technology can help save our environment and restore biodiversity through research and the development of new tools capable of detecting and reducing carbon emissions. In my quilt, the green fabric represents a “green” city which is something I hope to see one day. On top of the earth, you have different constituents of the built and natural city such as trees, flowers, buildings, cars, and a factory. I used bright colors to portray a dream city. The robotic hands represent an emerging technology called Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI has the potential to accelerate global efforts to protect the environment and conserve resources through the detection and reduction of energy emissions. I chose to place the hands at the center as a symbol of hope and potential change. The extension of the hands represents technology solving environment problems such as air pollution produced by cars and factories.

Publication Date

Spring 2022


Art and Design | Urban Studies and Planning