Symbiotic relationship-
Jixuan Fan

Symbiosis is a close relationship between two species in which at least one species benefit. For the other species, the relationship may be positive, negative, or neutral. My panel design is inspired by school bullying. Research on bullying started more than forty years ago, when the phenomenon was defined as aggressive, intentional acts carried out by a group or an individual repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot defend him or herself. School bullying is a social issue that has attracted attention in recent years. In this social issue, each of us is closely related. Whether the bullied children or witness, we are all in a symbiotic relationship.

On my left panel, I asked four questions to the visitors to understand that each of us is not a bystander: Did you remember when you were a child? Have you been bullied? Have you bullied others? Have you witnessed bullying? Through the four questions, visitors can find their own positioning and corresponding colored balls. The visual effect design of the panel on the right is a maze, and each spick describes the psychological problems and possible consequences of the students who suffered from bullying, as well as the location and frequency of the problem. The visitor threw the ball from above, and the ball rolled over each spick to make people feel the psychological pressure of students. I removed the shelf of the panel because the maze needs more space.

In my survey of data on school bullying, I found that 20% of students have been bullied and 70% have witnessed it, which is a large proportion. Although many countries and regions have legal provisions on school bullying to protect our children, the vast majority of injured children do not yet know how to use legal weapons to protect themselves. We need everyone to pay attention and participate to school bullying. My panel design hopes to call everyone to pay attention to school bullying and participate in this social issue to protect the children around us. Through the exhibit, I hope to call for empathy. Whatever you are parents, teachers, students or just pass-by, if you see something, say something. We are not read others’ story, we are all in the story.

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