Bury and Grow // analogue project

Inspired by the book “The Law of the Garbage Truck”, Bury and Grow encourage participants to bury their negativities away for positivity to grow. The reason I chose this topic was that I myself was going through some negativity in my life that I wasn’t able to let go. In short, I was holding a grudge against someone over something that happened and that was affecting the people around me.

I spent what felt like an eternity trying to figure out how to execute this project. I had many different ideas, but none seemed to be able to deliver my message. Eventually, I thought the Bury and Grow was the most meaningful and achievable idea and decided to execute it

The basic idea is that participants were tasked to write down two memories; one positive and one negative.



  • Several comments pointed out the fact that they felt disconnected from the project because it was too literal. The catharsis effect of negative emotions was not strong enough. I wasn’t able to capture the emotions effectively as the actions they performed were not effective enough to convey the message.
  • I could have created a stronger narrative by connecting the positive message to the negative. By adding that connection, I believe participants can see the correlation and also reflect on how to react to a similar situation in the future.
  • A feedback given was that the message was powerful that I could bring into my digital project, even though poorly executed, which I hope to improve on for the digital one.

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Norafizah Normin

Leap of Faith

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