Climate Stories - Your Living Room in 2075 

Climate Stories is both the next step of Sea Level Stories and an interactive speculative future that cultivates community-based climate action. A multi-sensory exploration of what the world could be like in 55 years, the project serves as a collective space for processing concerns about our changing climate and creating more grassroots engagement in how we plan and prepare for our future. 

an object for air filtration (designed and developed in collaboration with

The format is a living space from the year 2075 -- the Co-World apartment space. Co-World, a former coworking firm, has become the go-to operator, owner and manufacturer of mass housing. You are temporarily renting this apartment from them -- you re-up your rental agreement on a day-to-day basis. This daily model is the norm, as the flexible nature of work and the proliferation of products that make housing responsive to a new inhabitant’s needs and choices enable people to be more mobile in their living styles.

By walking inside the space, visitors land in San Francisco 56 years in the future, when sea levels have risen roughly 3 ft, urban air pollution has exploded and the world is a much warmerplace. The apartment comes with objects useful for navigating the future, including inhalers and air filtration devices. All objects come with associated augmented reality experiences that provide additional information about utility, materials and the climate shifts that have resulted in their necessity for daily life in 2075.

an interactive virutal reality experience of the living room space and component objects (designed and created in collaboration with and SJSU design students and supported by the Buckminster Fuller Institute)

Before leaving the experience, participants are invited to answer a series of questions on their hopes, dreams and ideas for adapting to future change, and to link to direct action initiatives to address the climate crisis.
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