18 September 2018
'Future Island' is a micro-ecosystem, a biotope of plants and animals that will constantly adapt to slowly changing conditions in the next 100 years. The island is divided in to a cold and a warm zone, heated by sewage pipes from the campus. The slow evolution of the island’s landscape, as well as the slowly changing but active frontier, where the zones meet at the latitude 59°21’20.32”N, alludes to the age of the Anthropocene, when human activity is the dominant influence on the climate and environment.
Future Island is a public art project developed by Ooze (Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg) and Marjetica Potrč, commissioned by the Public Art Agency Sweden for Akademiska Hus and Svenksa Bostäder, in consultation with Nivå Landscape Architecture and a team of experts and advisers for the flora and the fauna of the island. We expect to submit final plans and details in January 2019.