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All I Own: Swedish Students Photographed With All Their Possessions Show How to Live With less

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 15, 2014 @ 4:00 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery | 11 Comments

art, anticonsumerism, photography, All I Own, IKEA, Sannah Kvist, Possessions sculptures, swedish photography

“All I Own” was inspired by Kvist’s own experiences – she moved to a flat in Stockholm in a truck full of stuff, then left the city with just an IKEA [5] bag with her computer, camera, and a few clothes. She says that people born in the 80′s — like the ones on her project — are the first generation of Swedes that are less well off than their parents. Many people she knows change houses frequently and don’t own property, yet they are commonly described as selfish and materialistic by their elders.

Well, judging by these pictures they don’t look materialistic – instead, their possessions offer a compelling case for anti-consumerism [6] and make us re-think which objects we really can’t live without.

Via Treehugger [7]


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[3] Sannah Kvist: http://sannahkvist.se/

[4] buying too much crap: http://inhabitat.com/interview-we-talk-to-joinless-founder-ben-davis-about-how-buying-less-crap-can-make-us-happier/

[5] IKEA: http://inhabitat.com/photos-ikea-unveils-10-eco-design-commandments-at-copenhagen-design-week/

[6] anti-consumerism: http://lifeedited.treehugger.com/

[7] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/all-i-own-photo-series-sannah-kvist.html#mkcpgn=fbth1

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