Nicolas Abdelkader's conceptual photography series 'The Urgency to Slow Down' imagines a post-COVID world that learnt from its environmentally unfriendly ways of the past, and re-images modes of transportation as something beneficial to the environment.
The series sees people using airports as public outdoor spaces, lounging on the grass surrounding the landing strip as if its a public park. In the background, an airplane has been cut in half to serve as a large planter that's filled with trees and flora. Similarly, some of the images re-imagine cars driving on the highway with plants blooming from its windows.
According to the artist, these renderings depict a more optimistic time at the beginning of lockdown, when he felt people would reconsider the negative effect transportation has on the environment.
Image Credit: nicolas abdelkader, designboom
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