Die Designbude Squint/Opera hat anlässlich des Klima-Notstands ein paar 2008er Klimawandel-Visualisierungen rausgekramt: „Last month the UK became the first country to declare a climate emergency, and we felt it was the right time to revisit these images to help Londoners imagine how the seemingly abstract concept of climate change might affect their everyday lives, through familiar parts of the city.“
Ich mag die beiden angelnden Frauen im vergammelnden Canary Wharf im ehemaligen Finanzdisktrikt Londons auf dem Bild unten ja sehr gerne und ein Köpper vom Flüstergewölbe in die überflutete St. Paul’s Cathedral wie in der Illu oben wäre natürlich auch sehr schick. Sehr solarpunk auch, die Pics.
“The general scenario is set 80 or so years into the future, long after the sea levels have risen,” Squint/Opera wrote at the time the images were created. “The catastrophic side of the sea coming in has long since passed and the five images are snapshots of people going about their lives, having adapted to the world’s new circumstance.”
“The scenes present London as a tranquil utopia with the architecture of the distant rat race suspended below the water. The people in each scene appear to be relaxed and happy in their environment.”
[One image] shows the south London suburb of Honor Oak, where a terrace of Victorian houses disappears beneath the floodwaters and a resident of one of the houses above the water line repairs his submarine […] while in another a man and a woman squatting in what was once the Tate Modern art gallery are trying to generate electricity using a pedal-powered contraption made of found machinery.
The final image is an underwater view of St Mary Woolnoth, a church in the City of London designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and opened in 1727, in which fish swim in shoals through the submerged iron gateway while a rowing boat floats languidly above.