Throughout time, humans have developed essentials for survival—tools, kits and constructions for making it out of dire predicaments alive—anticipating the inconceivable. We seek images, ideas, words and inventions as well as survival manuals or proposals for constructions and installations—all for future readiness, whether practical, imaginative or speculative.
We experiment with creative messages, images, and interventions throughout the city, including on a water tower, on our building façade, at bus stops at City Hall, in the SEED Lab House, and other civic spaces.
Recently we’ve been working with Warming Stripes, which includes an installation on a downtown building, working with the Anchorage Downtown Partnership. Warming stripes are data visualization graphics. The stripes are chronologically ordered to visually portray long-term temperature trends. The 300 feet of warming stripes downtown illustrate the last 100 years of average annual temperatures in Anchorage, from 1919 to 2019.