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Urban Gardens_Ocean constellations

2009 Utopias on shifting territories

`Venice meets Amsterdam in India` A new Cartography of the world.

Platform in progress

Identity-mobility-nation free space

Urban Gardens - Ocean constellations addresses adaptation, evolution and geographical questions related to the global water growth that have occur in the last century and accelerated in the last decades, proposing local intervention, micro actions in interconnection as an artistic manifesto dealing with processes of change.

Urban Gardens - Ocean constellations turns into water to explore the possible spatial configurations of swelling satellites, in connection to fix points in earth, viewing that as a reconfiguration of the urban landscape in coast regions, and underlying within this work an experimental approach that follows series of performing events, urban scenarios, liquid installations and climate clothing transformations in a micro scale.

Macro scale

Utopia I Reality

Scenarios related to selected Fix Points:

*Dahka, Bangladesh

*Amsterdam, Netherlands

*California, USA

Micro scale

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Interventions:

*Weather station to measure the wind

*Urban cloth for rainy days

*City Fountains swimming sun collector

*Meeting points interconnected

*Tides translators

Background:

(...) there is strong evidence that global sea level gradually rose in the 20th century and is currently rising at an increased rate, after a period of little change between AD 0 and AD 1900. Sea level is projected to rise at an even greater rate in this century. The two major causes of global sea level rise are thermal expansion of the oceans (water expands as it warms) and the loss of land-based ice due to increased melting.1. (IPPC,2007: Climate Change 2007: The physical Science basis. S. 111)

Cosmopolitan distribution I natures solutions:

Since the beginning of life in earth, some species have found a way to survive natural catastrophes and adapt to new situations, some of them adapted and other disappeared following Darwin theory, on the other hand explains David Jablonski in his hypothesis how to survive mass extinction that some species survived, because there had been little isolated places spread around the world which were safe, then those with a kind of cosmopolitan distribution manage to survive.

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/0_0_0/jablonski_05

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