01SJ

3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Future North: Ecotarium–An Observatory of Nature’s Collapse, North Pole

Jane Marsching
Terreform
Future North: Ecotarium–An Observatory of Nature’s Collapse, North Pole, 2008
01SJ Biennial: Superlight
San Jose Museum of Art
May 10 – August 31, 2008

How can we make sense of the climate change predictions in the news? What does a seven degree temperature rise in the Arctic really mean? How do we absorb scientific information into our everyday lives?

Future North imagines what it will be like to live at the North Pole in 100 years, a time well beyond the realistic forecasting horizon for climatologists. How do we imagine our future in the face of climate change? Working with Arctic climatologist Mark Serreze, architectural studio Terreform, and others, Future North designs a built environment for our planet at the North Pole in a hundred years.