An interactive exhibition exploring how to live when sea levels rise.
In July 2018 seven families took part in ‘Retreat’, a creative residency to imagine and design how to live when lives are radically affected by climate change. They came together as climate refugees fleeing their flooded homes to gather in a holding camp, where they had to reinvent ways to meet their basic needs and figure out how provide things they had taken for granted.
BOATBARROW exhibits the result of their collective making: a self-sufficient, amphibious igloo that now serves as a mobile exhibition space and catalyst for creative adaptation. Its first voyage takes place at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (University of Exeter) in November 2018, and is a Fun Palace with an evening of play, creative inquiry and conversation–for young and old.
The work was created by Natalia Eernstman, Sian and Drew Pilley and a group of 22 adults and 16 children.