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Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai
Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai
Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai
Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai Reimagining Climate Change at the Museum of the Future, Dubai

Climate crisis

15 : 02 : 2017 Museum Of The Future : Climate Change : Whole-System Thinking

Dubai – A new exhibit at the Museum of the Future explores potential solutions to climate change.

  • This year’s programme explores how climate change’s effect on cities such as Dubai can be mitigated
  • Research by the UEA’s Ministry of Economy predicts that the cost of importing food will rise by 60% of GDP by 2025

The exhibition, Reimagining Climate Change, was opened to coincide with the 5th annual World Government Summit. The project has been inspired by potential friction points that are of particular relevance to Dubai, such as food security, water supply and sustainable urbanism.

The exhibit is structured around three proposals. AutoFarm uses the garage spaces potentially made obsolete by self-driving cars to develop new food silos. FreshWater Living Jellyfish posits a system of bio-engineered freshwater factories created from jellyfish and mangrove genomes. City Kit explores how the intersection of biotechnology and robotics could increase the speed and effectiveness of building eco-cities.

‘[The Museum of the Future] is a catalyst for future forecasting and study efforts, and plays a pivotal role in setting policies and strategies that enable the world’s governments to benefit from the technologies of the future and their potential,’ explained Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Big Picture

Speculative design is becoming one of the key mechanisms that innovators are using to test solutions to global crises such as climate change. To see how brands are responding to this challenge, read our Whole-system Thinking macrotrend.