How to Participate

>> add to the collection: tools of/for/from the ANTHROPOCENE

We want to know about your favorite tool! We are inviting designers, artists, scientists, and citizens from around the world to submit a tool to add to the collection, Tools of/for/from The Anthropocene. These tools together will tell stories of working in our changing environments, modes of practice, and metrics of change. The Anthropocene is an acknowledgement of a complex and integrated relationship between humans and our natural environment. In the same way, this tool collection is meant to expand upon this complexity and overlap in fields of climate science, urban design, product development, and everyday life.

What can I submit? The tools can span from historical to contemporary, from analogue to digital, from rural to urban, for use in the lab or the field. They can be objects of daily life, or specialized tools of the trade. We define a tool broadly; we are in search of technologies, objects, and metrics you use in your practice or life (everyday items, digital tech, maps, photos, icons, wearables, interviews). 

>> join us in new zealand this July

Climate Kit is looking for local New Zealand designers, artists, and scientists to participate in our July 15-19 ZERO1 American Arts Incubator workshop at the International Science Festival in Dunedin, NZ. Coming out of this workshop, Climate Kit is commissioning four pieces from local teams engaging urban, environmental, and technological climatic conditions in New Zealand. Finished projects will be included in a group exhibition opening August 5th-6th in Dunedin, NZ. 

Join us to discuss the unique climate story of New Zealand and explore ways of engaging this complex condition locally and globally. New Zealand is a unique site to explore the design challenges of climate change and Anthropocenic concerns. While picturesque and remote, New Zealand is under attack from many competing climate factors like sea level rise and flooding due to melting glaciers and reduction of the arctic sea ice. As an island nation, key climate risks are ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, mining, drought and wildfires.