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Spatial Practice

Bio-acoustic dome

Spitsbergen, Svalbard 120 hours: Design competition with Tabby Fraser and Calum Rennie, 2015.



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This project seeks to consider the aspect of preservation through the lens of non-human inhabitation.  In our investigation of the site, we were intrigued by the myriad species that seek refuge and find home on the island of Spitsberg. Pyramiden has a history of intense industrial occupation resulting in the displacement of many wild creatures.

Our proposal seeks to activate a non-human history presenting an animal reclamation of the land and reinvention of Pyramiden’s inhabited landscapes. Our project proposes a series of triggered alarms that create a dome of bio-acoustic disturbance; a human deterrent.