About the Project

Climate Kit is a collection and group exhibition of methods of field work in the Anthropocene, combining the practices of art and science. The project is taking place both digitally and on-the-ground through a series of events and exhibitions.

Digitally, it is a collection of tools and stories of fieldwork in the Anthropocene (practical, personal, and speculative). We are currently collecting tools used for climate fieldwork from scientists, artists, designers and citizens. You can add your tools and stories to the collection here!

On-the-ground, these tools will be compiled into a series of Climate Kits to explore the changing relationship between design and climate. Working with science and design communities, the Kits will be enacted and exhibited, along with a catalog of the full tool collection, this July in New Zealand.

We will be conducting a five day workshop at the International Science Festival July 15-19, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand, to explore the climate vulnerabilities of the region. This will test the assumptions of the Climate Kits and create responses specific to the South Island climate. 

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Climate Kit is a project by Sara Dean and Beth Ferguson, commissioned by ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Embassy in Wellington.

For more information on the program, visit the American Arts Incubator.





About the Artists

Sara Dean is Assistant Professor of Graduate Design at the California College of the Arts. She is an architect and designer; her work considers the implications of digital and social media as urban infrastructure, especially in relation to issues of the Anthropocene. Her work can be seen at Linch-Pin

Beth Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at The University of California Davis. She runs Sol Design Lab, a solar furniture design/build company. Her work positions solar energy as a civic and public resource.