DEED, Rubble + Run: The Dead Too Tell Tales: How Might Populations Threatened by Climate Change Preserve Culture, World View and Define A Meaningful Way Forward?
Roberts, Alexis X.A.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Design for Sustainability
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Design for Sustainability
Annotated bibliography: pages 86-94
"This thesis explores the threat of climate change on the future of low lying nations. It proposes an architecturally-based strategy for building a response to climate change. It does so by positioning communities threatened by Anthropocene related phenomena in a position to act. Taking into consideration the challenges posed by climate change, this thesis seeks to equip communities tied to their physical landscape with design focused processes— tools to help them come to terms with this loss and use narrative to forge a self-directed way forward. Such tools may help low lying nations like The Bahamas carry their cultural identity and legacy with them should a forced migration become their reality. This thesis and its site serve as a case study for other nations experiencing existential threats. Unwilling to embrace Architecture’s heavy focus on aesthetic uniqueness as the major selling point, DEED, Rubble + Run signifies a shift in Architecture's priorities by choosing to use storytelling as a currency for change, engagement and function. Both a digital and physical archive of cultural artefacts, the project works as a living repository of information and an agent of change. By offering strategies for managing climate change."
Keywords: Bahamas, climate change, refugees, environmental migrants, design thinking, empathy toolkit, climate refugees, displaced people, displacement, migrant communities
CHAIR: Boylston, Scott
Design for Sustainability
PDF : 94 pages, color illustrations
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