“Waterlicht” is a Dutch installation by Daan Roosegaarde that seeks to raise public awareness of rising sea levels.
It has been shown so far in places such as Amsterdam, London, New York, Paris, and Toronto. The net effect of the experience is specific to the site but Roosegaarde uses LEDs, lenses and humidity to make the magic happen.
A quick video:
These kind of installations — experiences, really, would seem to hold significant potential.
“The UK is set to ban all sales of single-use plastics, including plastic straws and cotton swabs from the country as early as next year. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the new ban during a meeting with Commonwealth nations, noting that plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges the country faces.”
“Beachgoers left behind piles of rubbish after enjoying the bank holiday weekend in the sun.
Heavy machinery had to be used to clear the beach at Southend, Essex, after it proved a popular destination for thousands of people over the long weekend.”
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