2100: a sea odyssey is a project of landscape architectural design that includes a series of illustrations and a research book.... Read More
2100: a sea odyssey is a project of landscape architectural design that includes a series of illustrations and a research book.
2100: a sea odyssey deals with climate change consequences and what sea level rise means at the time of the Anthropocene, era in which the action of man is the main geological force. Not only did we design solutions to contrast risks, but we are proposing a new way of looking a world crossing a specific age. The history of the impermanence of the territory allows us to recognize that man’s instinct for survival has made possible enormous transformations, perhaps even greater than those caused by catastrophic events- the one destructive to the natural landscapes that host them, the others towards the action of man. Above all else we have not abandoned an optimistic attitude, so we are not talking about extinction, but we are thinking about transformations and evolution, designing a possible future scenario of 2100.
Science fiction is the chosen vehicle for challenging conceptions of time, testing future scenarios, but especially for informing people to the risks that involves all of us, but that still have not a big impact on our conscience and on our everyday life. Crossing a time-line that starts from the past until the 2100, the series of illustrations want to tell a story focusing on the city of Ravenna as a sample city, since it is strongly subjected to the consequences of the acceleration of the climate change and in particular to the risk of the sea level rise. The illustrated history is used as a tool to learn, to sensitize people and to raise awareness, aiming to catch the sight of children, students, adults till elderly man.
3rd PART OF THE SERIES
The third part of the series shows how it is still possible to save people, cities and landscapes, through radical solutions by man. Climate change cannot be stopped but its impact and damage can be reduced.
13.WELCOME TO THE SEA! (84,1 cm x 59,4 cm) -The land receives the water deriving from the rising of the sea. The coastal cities protected by sand dunes, dams and forests will give new life to the system of archipelago and lagoons, increasing the biodiversity and the quality of the new coastal landscape.
14.ADAPTATION (84,1 cm x 59,4 cm) -The new coast of the mainland is made up of green terraces that can adapt to the rising of the sea. The presence of agricultural parks, cycle-paths, raised decks and birdwatching system, green areas and nesting islands will make the new border livable and attractive for inhabitants and tourists.
15. / 16.IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD!! (59,4 cm x 42 cm) / (59,4 cm x 42 cm) -The result is the transformation of the ravennate coast in a resilient territory, able to adapt to the risks of the Anthropocene.
Thanks to the new biodiversity and the new infinite types of landscapes, the ravennate coast is radiant and full of values.