Miholyn Soon is a Malaysian designer working on connecting principles of psychology and human needs and flourishing to frameworks of building technology. She has a social science and filmmaking background, and spent her life across Asia, Europe and the US. She is currently working on designing decentralised social technologies in Berlin.
Our present discourse of trauma is commonly associated with significant events like war, sexual or physical violence - but there is a glaringly missing conversation about how living in other kinds of societal precariousness (like capitalism) affects our behaviours, attitudes and beliefs. This is also trauma, because trauma is not the event that happens to us, but the way we become psychologically organised around fear. I want to explore financial trauma as an example, and analyse its relationship with how it shows up in technological systems.