Climate change couture explores the future of fashion as a warming planet increasingly impacts lifestyle. Part of The Apocalypse Project by Catherine Young, the collection asks questions about how we might live when the earth is not all that livable. Young developed the works during a residency at ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Lab in Singapore.
Stefan Muller Arisona
Stefan Müller Arisona is a computer scientist and artist who seeks to combine principles from computer graphics, digital media, and human-computer interaction and apply them to a variety of fields such as architectural and urban modeling, digital art, and entertainment. He is a professor of computer science at the Institute of 4D Technologies (i4Ds) of FHNW Switzerland, and a principal investigator at ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.
He received his PhD from the University of Zurich in 2004, and was a post-doctoral fellow at ETH Zurich and UC Santa Barbara. As an artist, DJ, and VJ, he has performed and exhibited worldwide at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club, the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, and at Singapore’s Zouk.
David Harris is Research Director at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto. He works to bring a critical social activist perspective to IFTF’s work. He contributes regularly to the Governance Futures Lab, Ten-Year Forecast, Technology Horizons, Health, and Food Futures programs. His research across programs focuses on poverty and inequality, development, geopolitics, political economy, social movements, and new media technology. As a cross-disciplinary mediamaker, he also founded the Global Lives Project, a growing video library of life experience. Follow David Harris on Twitter for more information on his research.
Simon Schubiger has been developing various interactive media art installations (e.g. for the Ars Electronica Center) and has performed live visuals at more than one hundred electronic music events over the past decades as a member of the Scheinwerfer collective. He is also the co-developer of the Soundium2 multi-media platform and ETH Zurich’s NOVA voxel display. In parallel, Simon Schubiger is a professor for computer graphics and game design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.
Catherine Young is an artist, designer, researcher, and writer whose work explores alternative futures through interactive storytelling and sensory experiences. She uses her interdisciplinary practice to create high impact projects and exhibitions that evoke conversation about our collective futures from a wide range of audiences. Her first solo exhibition was in a science museum.
Young received her degree in molecular biology and biotechnology from Manila, fine art education from Barcelona, and has an MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York as a Fulbright scholar. Previously, she participated in residencies and fellowships in New York, Barcelona, Seoul, Manila, and at the Singapore-ETH Centre.