Rui Gu - cat cup

Rui Gu

MA Design and Environment

My project focuses on the rethinking of animal wellbeing and rights – especially for cats – and how this can be considered in relationship to the rising development of so-called “cat cafes” in many global cities. My research has focused on the two-way communication between humans and cats, based on an analysis of the “core emotional systems” of cats. My propositions include customer education for achieving more effective communication with cats and spatial renovation, which aims at providing cats a better living condition both physically and mentally.