Climate Garden 2085

Handbook for a Public Experiment

Edited by Manuela Dahinden and Juanita Schläpfer-Miller

Climate Garden 2085

Edited by Manuela Dahinden and Juanita Schläpfer-Miller

Distributed for Park Books

With Photographs by Nina Mann
96 pages | 76 color plates | 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 | © 2017
Cloth $29.00 ISBN: 9783038600602 Published February 2018 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Though the effects of climate change are more visible every year, it is still largely not a tangible phenomenon in day-to-day life—which is one of the reasons it’s hard to galvanize action to prevent it. The Climate Garden experience attempts to solve that problem by enabling people to experience the anticipated effects of climate change firsthand. How will the vegetation common to a place change? What food will we be eating in consequence?


This book, illustrated with atmospheric images by photographer Nina Mann, serves as a manual for the implementation of such a public experiment on a local or regional level anywhere in the world. Contributions by human geographers, art historians, and ecologists are complemented by a step-by-step guide to creating a climate garden so that people can begin to truly grasp the reality of the problem and its effects.
 
Contents
Essays
An art-science experiment to address the climate paradox
Connected to place: Climate change on global and local scales
Botanical time travel to unspectacular climatic futures
An ethical discourse on CO2 reduction
Hothouse stories: Reading the Climate Garden 2085
Nature in the city: Do-It-Yourself!
Urban ecology
 
How to Do-It-Yourself!
How to Do-It-Yourself!
Steps to take
Outside experiment
 
Events in the garden
Art (tree) trail
Unstable balance
Premonition of farewell
Hide tree at school
Storytelling for young children
You are variations
Cypress
Scots pine
Treetment – a conversation to be performed
Tree (art) trail
Cinema
Citizen science
Workshops
Science talks
Walkshop
 
Evaluation
Observations of the Climate Garden 2085 experiment
 
Editors and Photographer
Contributors and Resources
Acknowledgements
 
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