Student Project Looks Into Why People Venture Underground?

October 27, 2012

Caver/Speleologist Survey QuestionsWhy do humans, who are supposed to live on the surface of the earth, go underground? Florian Poidevin, a student at the Parisian Institute of Higher Education in Business and Marketing has undertaken a project to find out why.

The year-long “Personal Challenge” project – used to get students to open their minds, meet people and study trends – will look at how people have perceived the underground throughout history, what motivates people to go underground, and what this says about our society.

Many groups that go underground will be researched and interviewed including cavers, miners, urban explorers, subway workers and users, scavengers, and the homeless.

The final product will be released in 2013 as a journal filled with all the research, testimonies and discoveries made along the way.

As a first step, Florian has decided to survey cavers and speleologists who willingly venture deep into the earth. If you’re interested in helping out with this exciting project, fill out Florian’s caving/speleology survey.

[via Florian Poidevin]

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  1. Stephen
    October 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    mmmm Humans have lived in caves FAR longer than in houses. Maybe they should be interviewing the masses to see why they chose to come out from the caves in the first place

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