Dear readers 🌿
A warm welcome to our second newsletter, which contains a brief outline of our research development, as well as what we’ve been investigating, doing, and reading over the past few months.
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Thank you for reading our second newsletter 💚
We are now at a stage where our collective research projects have solidified into firm proposals, with final outcomes in the beginning stages of ideation and development. We are pleased and excited by the diversity of projects, which offer a spectrum of methodologies for untangling the interactions between the climate and the cities we live in.
Daisy Buckle is creating a material language to engage the public on local air quality issues. Flora Weil is developing a design fiction narrative supported by a written story and artefacts which explores alternative Olympic games. Alex Taylor is working on a documentary film exploring the ecological and socio-economical impacts of cloud surveillance. Barney Kass is composing music created in collaboration with the environment and all who inhabits it. Patrick Walker is working on a documentation project observing London’s allotments and the people that occupy them. Gribaudi Plytas are planning a series of interventions using the process of agglomeration to re-encounter wasted plastic and re-establish its value. Kelly Randall is developing a culinary resource that combines innovation and tradition to discuss sustainable eating. Rebecca Lardeur is proposing a method based on theories of care to challenge the current financial value given to urban trees. Léa Silvestrucci conceptualises scenarios exploring the adaptation of the private space, in 2070, to global dimming caused by sea levels rising.
We are delighted to have exhibited a snapshot of the progress of our research projects at the launch of It’s Freezing in LA! Magazine Issue #5 at Soho’s Koppel Gallery in September.
Our installation was entirely zero-waste, with all art materials (paper, bamboo, aluminium hooks) reused, and no physical changes made to the space. You can see photos and documentation of the full installation here.
Here is a collection of things that inspired us lately:
It’s Freezing in LA! Issue #6
The law that could make climate change illegal, Jocelyn Timperley
Carlo Ratti and Daan Roosegaarde’s Design for Humanity letter to David Chipperfield on Domus
Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside, Xiaowei Wang interview
Tomás Saraceno Interview: The Art of Noticing, 25th August 2020
Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory, e-flux August-November 2020
TILclimate Podcast, MIT Podcast Series
Earth Speakr, Olafur Eliasson