CLIMAVORE: Mineral Deficiency (Vernisage + Performance)

Oaxen—an island 2x0.5 km in size off the Mørkos coast—used to be a strategic site for the mining of limestone. The industry was active until 1974, but its kilns from the furnace are still in place. The stay in Oaxen will provide a unique opportunity for the students to understand other forms of living together in close proximity to the ecology of a post-industrial island, which has been stripped from its mineral strata. Through a series of exercises ranging from archival research to modelling prototypes, and the creation of recipes, students will investigate the current landscape while speculating on possible future scenarios for life on the island.

Tid: Ti 2018-04-24 kl 14.00 - 17.00

Plats: KTH-A Amöban

Under the CLIMAVORE framework the workshop reflects on increased precipitation leading to recurrent floods, longer-term winter temperatures, more frost-free days, higher summer humidity, soil eroding faster, plants flowering sooner, birds arriving earlier in spring, increase in asthma and allergies… Climate is changing and resulting in new pest outbreaks, spreading ‘invasive’ species, and accelerated wildfire activity among many other positive or negative impacts. Different from the now obsolete cycle of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, climatic events spanning over days, months, years or centuries, are constructing the landscape anew. They happen discontinuously and repeat in non-linear cycles. The CLIMAVORE workshop will investigate how to use food as a form of built infrastructure in order to rethink the landscapes of the future. What is the diet of a globally financialized space? What do we eat during seasons of polluted aquiUnder the CLIMAVORE framework the workshop reflects on increased precipitation leading to recurrent floods, longer-term winter temperatures, more frost-free days, higher summer humidity, soil eroding faster, plants flowering sooner, birds arriving earlier in spring, increase in asthma and allergies… Climate is changing and resulting in new pest outbreaks, spreading ‘invasive’ species, and accelerated wildfire activity among many other positive or negative impacts. Different from the now obsolete cycle of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, climatic events spanning over days, months, years or centuries, are constructing the landscape anew. They happen discontinuously and repeat in non-linear cycles. The CLIMAVORE workshop will investigate how to use food as a form of built infrastructure in order to rethink the landscapes of the future. What is the diet of a globally financialized space? What do we eat during seasons of polluted aquifers, periods of severe drought, or acidification of the ocean? Could we envision autonomous water treatment facilities combined with off-the-grid forms of inhabitation? CLIMAVORE will question geopolitical constructs while exploring new spaces for inhabitation in coastal areas in Northern Europe.

Through a series of exercises, students will first learn from the residents of Oaxen about life on the island. Then, they will map historic and existing scenarios, to later envision new futures at a local and transnational level relating to the waters around the island and the archipelago at large. Especially thinking of the fertility of the soil that is affecting the salinity levels and the anthropogenic nutrient load in the Baltic Sea. As part of the modeling exercises, the projects will generate recipes to present the results during the final supper.fers, periods of severe drought, or acidification of the ocean? Could we envision autonomous water treatment facilities combined with off-the-grid forms of inhabitation? CLIMAVORE will question geopolitical constructs while exploring new spaces for inhabitation in coastal areas in Northern Europe.

Through a series of exercises, students will first learn from the residents of Oaxen about life on the island. Then, they will map historic and existing scenarios, to later envision new futures at a local and transnational level relating to the waters around the island and the archipelago at large. Especially thinking of the fertility of the soil that is affecting the salinity levels and the anthropogenic nutrient load in the Baltic Sea. As part of the modeling exercises, the projects will generate recipes to present the results during the final supper.

Contact

James Hamilton

E-mail

event@kth.se