Design for Artifacts
and Complex Systems Lab
Politecnico di Milano
Submerged Magazine is a not-so-dystopian independent magazine focused on environmental issues that afflict our times. Driven by our deep recognition of the threat of climate change to our lives, Submerged explores three different scenario in which nature prevails over man. The urgent need to address the overexploitation of Earth’s resources compelled us to take action. This takes shape in an annual publication that delves into the submerged lands resulting from climate change. These submerged lands encompass areas affected by rising water levels, thriving plant life, and shifting sands. By blending the perspectives of both science and art, each issue of Submerged Magazine meticulously analyzes different topics, offering an innovative approach to tackling environmental problems. Currently, only Volume 0, “The Water Issue,” has been fully realized.
The magazine consists of three sections. The first section examines the causes and consequences of rising sea levels, combining scientific and artistic content. The second section presents a dystopian future, prompting readers to contemplate potential outcomes. The third section showcases human actions taken to prevent a catastrophic future. Additionally, the magazine features a Call for Artists, inviting artists to express their perspectives on sea level rise by creating 3D images.
The third section presents renderings by some 3D artists who were asked to imagine our land submerged by water.
To promote the magazine effectively, we've placed it in captivating dystopian environments reflecting the intriguing themes within its pages. Each rendering skillfully depicts a unique and immersive dystopian world, blending imagination and reality to evoke curiosity and invite readers on a thought-provoking journey through the compelling content.
A 3D visualization portraying the future settings of the other two volumes of the indipendent magazine: "The Flora Issue" and "The Sand Issue".
Year 2020, along with 2016, was the warmest year since the 1800s. The average global temperature increased by 1.02°C, nearing the critical threshold of 1.5°C. As temperatures continue to rise, glaciers are melting at an accelerated pace. However, this melting poses a growing threat as the resulting water encroaches upon our coastlines, floods our cities, and permeates our homes.
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