Natalie Jeremijenko and the Urban Space Station

March 12th, 2008 by Amber Frid-Jimenez

Natalie Jeremijenko is giving a talk in the Bartos Theater at the Media Lab today at 5:30pm. The Urban Space Station explores the question of coping with the uncertainty of climate change.  Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. Here’s a description about the questions she address in her project:

What would a bomb/fallout shelter for the climate crisis be like?  Shelters were an exceptional practice, erected quickly by the civic sector, and a very local response to an uncertain collective threat. They remain as icons of a sort of the mobilization that achieved with the urgency and exceptional conditions of the war, and provide a comparison to the contemporary civic responses climate crisis (such as change your lightbulb, drive at the speed limit, buy local lettuce). Who designed, built, funded, and deployed those shelters, for whom, and what would one look like now, one that addressed the contemporary threats?

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