"THIS IS HOW WE SAVED THE WORLD..."

 

...an ambitious collaborative project that understands the best way to begin tackling global humanitarian issues is to galvanise everyone through sharing data and experiences through art and storytelling.

This Is How We Saved the World is a positive vision of the future expressed through the endeavors and dreams of contemporary researchers, makers and community. This sculpture will tie together four main elements: environment, community, culture, research.

ENTRY LOG: 19/2/2019

WELCOME TO THE REPOSITORY

HELLO EVERYONE! So glad you're all here. As you've probably guessed The Repository is an archive of lectures and thoughts from scientists and researchers, community members and creators.

 

The idea is that as the project grows this archive will begin to fill with more data which will be holographically projected in public spaces via the repository- imagine, all the public directly connected to climate and eco science everywhere! What's even cooler is, that's just the beginning...

Jonny Graney

ENTRY LOG: 19/2/2019

WHAT IS THE REPOSITORY?

The sculpture we are developing is called the Repository. It’s a three metre tall and one and a half metre wide metal and glass tower The repository is solar powered. After harvesting energy throughout the day, the tower will project a holographic representation of a researcher who will give a short symposium on their latests findings The repository will have a particular interest in climate breakdown but understands that this issue does not exist in a vaccuum and to address it we must work with people from all sectors of human society and industry.

ENTRY LOG: 19/2/2019

WHAT IS THE STORY OF THIS SCULPTURE?

This is How we Saved the World is a story about collaboration between artists, academics, musicians, environmentally-minded folk and the community to create a public sculpture that discusses issues of climate breakdown and social justice With a finite amount of time left to save the natural world as we know it and to save ourselves from climate catastrophe we must think collectively about how we can solve problems We want to engage with communities throughout Birmingham. This means as the project develops we must reach out from the University of Birmingham and work with all of the communities across the city. 

ENTRY LOG: 19/2/2019

WHAT IS THIS ROLE OF THIS SCULPTURE IN SOCIETY?

ENTRY LOG: 20/2/2019

Open an environmental discussion with people from all areas of human society and industry. Offer a different perception of climate breakdown to the public. We have a very apocalyptic understanding of climate breakdown. This leaves huge swathes of our society feeling unempowered. This project should create an inclusive, more positive narrative based on facts and cooperation whilst discussing some of the economic and sociological factors that have left people feeling unable to enact real change.

ENTRY LOG: 29/7/2019

NEARLY THERE: 

 

The Repository's archives are still being uploaded. Visitors won't have access to them JUUUUUUUSSTT yet but over the next few days it should start filling up.

 

Ta

Leon Trimble.

REWILDING

The repository machine will be the first sculpture in This Is How We Saved the World. It will serve as an interface between the public and the latest research data made by scientists Developing the repository will be our introduction to solar power and co-ordinating projects with academics.

 

In the future, we will scale the project up and begin building biodiversity machines. Machines that, through their design, aid the rewilding of the environment they are placed in, detoxifying the air and the soil, improving the habitat for insects and boosting fauna populations.

ENTRY LOG: 20/2/2019

THE SOUL OF THE MACHINE

So I know the title: "The Soul of the Machine" is a bit cringey and poetic but I see this element of the project as far more than just your standard automated public interface. It's not just going to be another tool in repository machine- but, rather, a companion, the voice that guides us out of these dark times.

 

Okay, I definitely need some sleep.

Goodnight.

Jonny Graney.

ENTRY LOG: /2/2019

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