Field Tools of the Anthropocene

ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, in collaboration with the Otago Museum, invites you to the exhibition featuring Climate Kitby the artists Sarah Dean and Beth Ferguson.

The exhibit displays their work as well as four community projects mentored by the artists during their time in Dunedin. The projects explore global climate research, geography, and the night skies in the Otago Peninsula.

This project is commissioned by ZERO1 American Arts Incubator in partnership with the US Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and the US Embassy in Wellington.

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About Climate Kit

Climate Kit is a digital collection and group exhibition of tools of field work in the Anthropocene. These tools are compiled into a series of Climate Kits to explore the changing relationship between design and climate.

The tools together will convey stories of working in our changing environments, modes of practice, and metrics of change. The Anthropocene is an acknowledgment of a complex and integrated relationship between humans and our natural environment. In the same way, this tool collection is meant to expand upon this complexity and overlap in fields of climate science, urban design, product development, and everyday life. The tools span from historical to contemporary, from analogue to digital, from rural to urban, for use in the lab or the field.

Contribute to the Climate Kit by sharing a tool! 

Exhibition Hours

Date: August 6-16, 2016

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Atrium 2, Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ

Opening Reception

Come meet the artists and hear more about The Climate Kit while seeing the project at the museum.

Date: August 5, 2016

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Atrium 2, Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ

Climate Change Expert Panel

Date: August 6, 2016

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ

 

August 6, 2016 to August 16, 2016

About Sarah Dean and Beth Ferguson

Sara Dean and Beth Ferguson are the 2015-16 American Arts Incubator artists for New Zealand.

Sara Dean is Assistant Professor of Graduate Design at California College of the Arts. She is an architect and designer; her work considers the implications of digital and social media as urban infrastructure, especially in relation to issues of the Anthropocene. Her work can be seen at Linch-Pin.

Beth Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the University of California Davis. She runs Sol Design Lab, a solar furniture design/build company. Her work positions solar energy as a civic and public resource.

Opening Reception

Come meet the artists and hear more about The Climate Kit while seeing the project at the museum.

Date: August 5, 2016

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Atrium 2, Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ

Climate Change Expert Panel

Date: August 6, 2016

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ

Exhibition Hours

Date: August 6-16, 2016

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Atrium 2, Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ