1.5°CFachhochschule Potsdam, 2022
With my design I act in the sense of the Smart City ideals. My project intends to empower and motivate the urban population to act by providing qualitative data sets in a descriptive and accessible way about sustainability in public space. The global consequences of climate change are increasing year by year. We are running out of time and yet global agreements and measures seem to be making only slow progress. The 1.5°C climate target set in the Paris Climate Agreement is being postponed further and further. And yet humanity depends on not exceeding this limit. The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Global Warming articulates the urgent need to take the limit seriously: "The impacts of 1.5°C global warming on nature and humanity will be higher than they already are today, but significantly less than they would be at 2°C." Climate change is an issue that is relevant to all of us, as we share responsibility and our basis of life is threatened. I apply data visualisations that are showing these consequences with semi permanent spray chalk to table-tennis tables in public city spaces. A QR code refers to the data basis and explains in more detail how the data is derived. In parks, a cross-section of society can be found, as they are democratic places available to all citizens for recreation. Exactly therefore I consider this place very suitable. As a recurring element in the city with standardized masses I have the possibility to reproduce my motives.