Design for Artifacts
and Complex Systems Lab
Politecnico di Milano
During the publishing course, we embarked on a journey to create a
not-so-dystopian independent magazine focusing on environmental issues, driven
by our deep recognition of the imminent threat of climate change to our lives.
The urgent need to address the overexploitation of Earth's resources compelled
us to take action. As a result, we proudly present Submerged Magazine, 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.
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.
To effectively communicate and promote the magazine, we have set the Magazine in a series of dystopian environments that artfully mirror the intriguing themes explored within its pages. Each rendering masterfully portrays a unique and captivating dystopian world, seamlessly fusing imagination and reality, ultimately igniting curiosity and beckoning readers on a thought-provoking journey through the Magazine's compelling content.
Marso Space Design,