The western definition of medicine has changed; where its usage once meant getting over a disease, it now takes advantages of a loophole that requires taking drugs. As long as a medical container looks reliable, the medicalization of everyday life has the potential to assign a mental disorder to everybody, which puts western society in the hands of pharmaceutical companies. Users of antidepressants for other ends than mental disorders are bound to become dependent on them. 'Paradox - Medical Meal' is raising awareness about the western stigma surrounding anxiety disorders by re-designing the attitude towards antidepressants, its containers and the medicine itself.
Role: personal project
Data: 05/07/'19 until 11/07/'19 exhibited in the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, as part of the graduation festival
Credits: Interactive / Media / Design, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Dalton Den Haag, The Paper Factory, Steam Amsterdam, Maarten Jan Kuipers, Pauline van der Bilt, Daan Verhoeven, Lyndsey Housden, Adriaan Wormgoor, Anna Arov, Kirsten Hoogerheide.