1 October 2021
Future Island in construction on Albano Campus in Stockholm
Future Island by OOZE and Marjetica Potrč is a living artwork built on the new Albano Campus in Stockholm, Sweden, and is currently being produced by Public Art Agency Sweden and Akademiska Hus. It simulates global warming conditions by heating half of the island with renewable energy to +5˚C relative to the surrounding landscape: 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. Eva, Sylvain and Marjetica were in Stockholm on site for two weeks to work with the construction team on sculpting the cold part of the Future Island. The heated part will follow in December later this year.