[social] architects

                                ti{d}e {habit}ats + LG pavillion for sea-level rise [exterior]

The Branded Container was a week long design exercise in my AR 901 studio exploring Social Architecture. The object of the exercise was to chose a social issue and team up with a leading corporation to create a “container” to educate a population of our choice on the social issue (also of our choice) in a compelling and creative manner.

To keep the focus on my Thesis, I decided to chose the socio-economical effects of climate-induced sea level rise on coastal communities for the topic of my branded container. The ti{d}e {habit}ats project is designed to educate coastal city dwellers on the risks associated with sea-level rise, and to a larger degree, climate change. Working with LG Electronics, a company that thrives on inovation to provide digitally immersive, floating pavillions designed to not only educate visitors on the socio-economic effects of sea-level rise in their community but to also bring them onto the water to further enhance their educational experience.

                                ti{d}e {habit}ats + LG pavillion for sea-level rise [interior]

“By now, everyone is aware of climate change and the effects of global warming, however many people have a hard time grasping just how profound the effects of climate change can be on a more intimate scale that they can relate to. In an effort to energize the commitment to solutions,The ti{d}e {habit}ats Project is dedicated to educating the coastal communities of the United States about the serious threats of rising sea levels through the use of immersive art and media. While the economic and physical damages are the most publicized, there are severe social impacts as well, that have been shawdowed by what has been deemed as “larger” issues. The ti{d}e {habit}ats Project believes that gearing major issues such as sea level rise in a more relatable manner is the solution to generating commitment and action. Some of the social issues discussed include: population displacement, water resources and human health addressing subjects that include food, air quality, disease, hazardous waste.” -Excerpt from final booklet, Brittany Teeter

See attached booklet:  the branded container


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