Window installation by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Thomas.Matthews.
An overwhelming majority of UK citizens are unaware what the term 'net zero carbon' actually means. This colourful installation aims to debunk the mystery, taking the audience through the journey of understanding from why the planet is heating up, what we are aiming towards, and how collectively we can reduce our impact on the environment.
A 3D light installation draws the passer-by in, made up of hundreds of suspended laser cut icons which represent the delicate balancing act of reducing what we emit and removing what greenhouse gasses are already in the atmosphere. The icons were cut from panels of acrylic and timber – all offcuts and remnants from the FCBStudios model making workshop – and the remaining material has been etched with text. The acrylic boards are layered up, creating shadows and reflections across the window, but also hinting at the complexity of the issue, which many just find too overwhelming to begin to tackle. ‘
What is Net Zero Carbon’ is never going to be answered in one go. But this piece has been created to draw people in, and inspire them to make positive changes which not only bring down emissions, but improve health, wellbeing and have financial savings.
Accompanied by a website, further links to resources and ideas are included for deeper understanding and engagement.
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