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OOZE is an international design practice operating between the fields of art, architecture and urbanism.

17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, IT

22 May 2021

Our installation “Future Island in Venice – The Time of Stone – 2017- 2117” was exhibited at the Giardini Pavilion, 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia titled “How will we live together?” curated by Hashim Sarkis.

Future Island is a landscape intervention in Stockholm, Sweden, that simulates global warming conditions by artificially heating half of the island +5˚C: a conversation piece that observes how flora, fauna and humans adapt to warmer temperatures. It challenges us to redefine adaptation not as a mere reaction but as an opening up of possibilities.

Presented in the section “As One Planet”, the installation consists of two parts: (1) a hot rock prototype connected to a solar panel on the roof of the Pavilion and (2) a wall drawing exploring in fifteen stories how evolving life forms have not only continuously adapted to changing environments but became themselves the architects of more suitable habitats in order to evolve further.

The progress and the installation can be visited virtually from the project website.

Future Island - Time of Stone


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A view from the exibition. © Niccolò Morgan Gandolfi
Heated rock prototype in front of the the temprerature timeline. © Niccolò Morgan Gandolfi
Heated rock prototype. © Niccolò Morgan Gandolfi
Temperature timeline and adaptation stories. © Ooze 2021
Heat Pump - Heated rock prototype © Niccolò Morgan Gandolfi
Detail - Heated rock prototype. © Niccolò Morgan Gandolfi