The New Weathermen
How can we prevent the climate change that’s now looming? Do we have to reduce our consumption, eschew new technologies, and get back to nature? Or should we rely on technological progress to solve our current problems? The New Weathermen are a fictional group of activists who have found their answers in synthetic biology, which they aim to use to bring about radical change in the current situation. They loudly proclaim their ambitious vision at protest rallies and thereby establish a basis for further discussions. A series of testing stations and small-scale experiments are designed to make people aware of the group’s larger mission. This project investigates the interrelationship between ideology and science.
Credits: David Benqué (UK), Royal College of the Arts, 2013