“Water. Coltan. Carbon. Oil. Air. Lithium. Fish. Rice. Land. Gold. These raw materials, extensively extracted and harvested today, are of central concern to World of Matter.“
World of Matter is an international research project that pulls together the efforts of passionate individuals that investigate the use of our world’s resources with their respective mediums. Through examination of these resources, the goal of the project is to develop new and effective means of handling these natural resources and challenging the human assumption that the planet’s resources are at our disposal. This attitude has brought on countless environmental and social disasters. World of Matter is taking strides to change that.
A collaborative effort to tell the stories of the use and misuse of Earth’s resources comes to life through the use of photographs, video, text, multimedia, and other material. Content provided by different photographers, artists, researchers, architects, etc. creates a multidimensional level of understanding to bring the idea home of the far-reaching effects of human resource consumption.
World of Matter’s newly launched website provides a comprehensive approach to promote education, activism, and awareness amongst viewers. Work from Ed Kashi’s (VII) Curse of the Black Gold project can be seen on World Of Matter. Black Gold highlights the effects of the oil industry on the Niger Delta.