How will we live if climate change continues? When supply chains are disrupted, food can no longer be secured and the economic and political situation has become more fragile? A complex and at the same time abstract topic that is difficult to convey in its entirety. A spatial installation takes advantage of experiential experiences and attempts to make the consequences of climate change tangible - via a fictitious flat in the year 2050.
The room installation "Mitigation of Shock (London, 2050)" is an attempt to illustrate the complexity and consequences of climate change as a tangible story. After extensive research and interviews with experts from NASA, the UK Met Office and Forum for the Future, design studio Superflux created a fictional home as it might exist in London in 2050. It is based on current data on climate change and lets us look into a predicted future that continues current development trends.
The cosy, familiar and at the same time disconcerting interior gives visitors an idea of what our lives might look like in the context of climate change and its consequences. Details such as books on "new meat" and recipes with insects, or "smart plants" dominating the space to grow food in one's own home, illustrate the everyday consequences of dwindling food security.
With this spatial installation, the designers not only want to draw attention to the real threats of the climate change. At the same time, the flat shows which methods and strategies we could develop in order to not only survive in the future, but to prosper in spite of the limitations.
"Mitigation of Shock" was first commissioned in 2018 for After the End of The World at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
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