Shifting Datum: A Critical Inquiry into Coastal Change
Shifting Datum is an installation that critically examines the relationship between New Orleans-a city much of which is at or below current sea level-and changes in relative sea level. With the increasing interest among the artists and designers on how to integrate research into their practice, we present Shifting Datum as a critical inquiry speculating on environmental issues such as rising sea levels. This paper introduces the recent movement of speculative design, frames Shifting Datum as a critical lens for inquiry into the near future, and describes the process of developing and fabricating the installation.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Harmon, B., Nam, H., & Pasquier, M. (2021). Shifting Datum: A Critical Inquiry into Coastal Change. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series https://doi.org/10.1145/3450741.3466849