Shrinking Space is delighted to be the producing partner for Cape Farewell’s latest Climate Change/Art project, Energy Renaissance, creating a Virtual Reality experience with pioneering virtual reality studio Hammerhead VR and the Environmental Research Group at King’s College London.
This experience allows visitors to virtually interact with the physical environment of The Strand – the busy area surrounding Somerset House. Through the implementation of behavioural, scientific and technological changes, individuals will transform and de-carbonise their city into a greener, more peaceful neighbourhood, that no longer poses a threat to health nor contributes to climate change.
Across the world, scientists, environmentalists and entrepreneurs are taking up the challenge of pollution and climate change – carbon neutral urban environments are easily achievable - the Energy Renaissance project places individuals at the centre of London's evolution, where their actions form vital steps towards this feasible, safer and healthier post-carbon urban future.
The project draws on gaming, immersive theatre, and stunning graphics to create a visceral experience, not one set in a fictional future but one that is inspired and informed by present day reality.
Energy Renaissance is a varied ongoing programme by Cape Farewell that brings together the world’s best expert informers and creatives, to develop informed blueprints of what a carbon neutral society would look like.
Technological and economic change cannot exist without public approval, excitement and engagement. Shrinking Space and Cape Farewell collaborates closely with varied partners to engage the public through dialogue, education, exhibitions, workshops, social media and video.