Farkhonda, better known as Farah, has been living in Glasgow since 2018. She is currently studying Business and IT. Farah took part in an online climate change leadership programme which made her look at the current climate crisis from a different perspective and take a step towards protecting the environment.
Farah was always upset about the throwaway culture and decided to start her project under the heading of "Fighting Throw Away Culture’’ with the main focus on waste of appliances. Electronics and white goods are not typically the first thing that comes to the mind, and we don’t look beyond the seemingly innocent “white cube”. But they contain chemical and toxic compounds which contaminate the land and water. Through Farah’s hobby of photography, she reminds us of the hazards of electronics to both humans and to our planet. Farah then moves to illustrate some solutions for this growing problem.
Farah has been helped by her mentor Mariana Pintado-Zurita, a student at the University of Glasgow from Mexico, to illustrate and display the photographs in a way best to discuss this climate crisis.
Farah aims to use her academic knowledge to build a career which will benefit the environment and put an end to the throw-away culture.