SOUVENIR OF THE FUTURE
Speculative holiday souvenirs from a walk on the beach in 2050
If the development of tourism continues at the same pace as it does today, approximately more than 4 billion people will spend their holidays in other countries by the middle of this century.
These “Souvenirs of the Future” show the effects that the Anthropocene will have had on nature. We remove substances from the environment, transform them and bring them into new states. Finally, they are released in a completely new form. The collection of stranded goods addresses this phenomenon, a societal phenomenon that is difficult to actually experience. It emphasizes the “onlooking population” and creates a new awareness for the consequences of personal resource consumption.
1 Artificial coral
as a replacement for coral reefs that have disappeared due to acidified seas, in order to protect their ecosystems
2 Paraffin wax
Remains of oil tanks from cargo ships being cleaned in the open sea
Conglomerate from lava, sedimentary grains, organic materials and plastic washed up on volcanic coasts
4 Breathing assistant for fish
artificially created symbiont for fish to filter microparticles and relieve their gills
5 Blue mussel filter
genetically enlarged blue mussels, which filter phosphorus and nitrogen from seawater to reduce their high concentrations caused by eutrophication
Manifest by Jasmin Schauer
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