Lives with Houseplants in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a research project that will explore human’s relationships with houseplants in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and unpack the psychological, sociological, and environmental significance of these relationships. By digging deeply into our relationship with houseplants and creatively telling stories about them, the project seeks to uncover and deepen our connection with nature in times that we are deprived of it, build connections with living things in times that we can’t connect with other humans, and nurture intimacy in times that intimacy is scarce. The insights from this project will shed light on how we can better nurture our mental health and forge connection with our immediate lived environment when responding to societal wide stress and crisis.

Faculty Supervisor:

Suzanne Stein


Betty Xie


Common Factor Media




Information and cultural industries


OCAD University



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