Annika JacobsNew Design & Attitudes Breda
A life without belongings
I want to tell you a story about stuff, but from a totally different perspective. For this project, I have collaborated with the Franciscanessen van Mariadal. The nuns follow the principles of Franciscan life, according to Franciscus of Assisi. They live their lives without personal belongings.
It’s a big contrast with our lives nowadays. We love stuff, and it’s everywhere: in our homes, at work and at friends. We buy more things to get happier, but that’s just a short-term solution. Many things end up on a pile, never to be looked at again. Due to my work at the secondhand store, I started looking into minimalism and living a happier life with less.
I created an interactive installation about the nuns in contradiction with our lives, full of stuff. Why do we own so much stuff? Are you truly happy with all your belongings?