22 May 2021
Our installation “Future Island in Venice – The Time of Stone – 2017- 2117” was exhibited at the Giardini Pavilion, 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia titled “How will we live together?” curated by Hashim Sarkis.
Future Island is a landscape intervention in Stockholm, Sweden, that simulates global warming conditions by artificially heating half of the island +5˚C: a conversation piece that observes how flora, fauna and humans adapt to warmer temperatures. It challenges us to redefine adaptation not as a mere reaction but as an opening up of possibilities.
Presented in the section “As One Planet”, the installation consists of two parts: (1) a hot rock prototype connected to a solar panel on the roof of the Pavilion and (2) a wall drawing exploring in fifteen stories how evolving life forms have not only continuously adapted to changing environments but became themselves the architects of more suitable habitats in order to evolve further.
The progress and the installation can be visited virtually from the project website.