Future North, 2008
with Mitchell Joachim / Terreform 1
3 minute animation
The Future North Ecotarium project imagines our future in the next hundred years after irreversible climate change. Created in collaboration with visionary architects Mitchell Joachim and Terreform Studio, the three minute stop motion animation images our response to a three meter sea level rise over the next century. Massive migrations of urban populations will move north to escape severe flooding and increasing temperatures.
Many areas inside the Arctic regions will warm up significantly, making their occupation newly desirable. Real estate values will shift to privilege far northern climates formerly imagined as the edge of the earth. The reality of hundreds of millions of people relocating their respective centers of culture, business, and life is almost incomprehensible. In this animation, entire cities float away from their flooded moorings and meet in a new North, reimagining the entire surface of our planet in the future.
Additional architects: Makoto Okazaki, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel