Emily Dan (She/Her)
Nature and human society are generally regarded as separate entities. We sit in a manmade room and look at a photo of nature that is somewhere else. We take a walk into nature, and ‘leave the manmade behind’, even if that walk is through a reservoir or park. But nature is not independent from us, and the notion that we are absolves us from our responsibility of the current climate crisis. This project seeks to navigate this ‘post-natural world’ and explore the spatial and visual conventions through which we relate to nature.
The North of Sweden’s economy is dominated by large scale industry and tourism. Often, these are combined, with small museums on the outskirts of mines or dams. These museums depict the landscape through images, even though the actual landscape is just beyond the sign. The mediated image of this landscape is so pervasive, it is preferable to the real thing.
Porjus Hydroelectric Station
This project seeks to “explode” the program of the museum out and so draw the visitor out into the landscape to experience it more directly. The brick for the proposal is taken from the existing museum (the old hydroelectric power station) which is very large and mostly unused. A series of foliess are designed here, each