You’ll wish your university had this ‘cry closet’ in the library
‘I have seen plenty of students go inside and take pictures of it, but have not yet seen someone legitimately cry inside it.’
An art project in the form of a “cry closet” is going viral after being photographed in a university library.
so my school installed a cry closet in the library LMFAOOOOOOOOO what is higher education pic.twitter.com/6rGcJv9qjr— jacks (@aJackieLarsen) April 24, 2018
A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students, designed and installed by artist Nemo Miller in collaboration with Tony Miller and David Meyer, was shared online by Jackie Larsen.
Larsen, 20, is in her third year of a cell and molecular biology degree at the University of Utah. She found the installation, including plush toys, in the Marriott library on campus.
“I’m actually not sure just how long it has been up,” Jackie told the Press Association, “but I know it was put up specifically for finals week so it has probably just been since Monday.”
Yooooo!! I’m THE Cry Closet Creator ™️. I’m so stoked that the response has been so incredible!!— Nemo Miller (@Nemosanartist) April 25, 2018
She posted photos of the closet on Twitter, where it has been retweeted more than 150,000 times. The artist even came forward.
Larsen says unfortunately the cry closet will be taken down on Wednesday, but she has seen some students use it in some fashion.
“I have seen plenty of students go inside and take pictures of it, but have not yet seen someone legitimately cry inside it,” she said.
The university has recommended it, sort of.