PINNIPED VERTEBRA, Kivalina, Alaska (Jesus Landin-Torrez III), SENEGAL COLLECTION, Dakar, Senegal (Matt Swagler), PATCH, Anvers Island, Antarctica (Micalea Neus)
A PEOPLE'S ARCHIVE OF SINKING AND MELTING
The Archive is open for contributions and viewing Tuesday- Saturday from 12:00-6:00 pm through July 3, 2014 at:
Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street (@ Alabama)
ABOUT THE ARCHIVE
A People's Archive of Sinkng and Melting is a collection of materials contributed by people living in places that may disappear because of the combined physical, political, and economic impacts of climate change, primarily sea level rise, erosion, desertification, and glacial melting. Together, through common but differentiated collections, they form an archive of what will have been.
As of May 2014, the archive has received contributions from places including Anvers Island (Antarctica), Cape Verde, Greenland, Kivalina (Alaska), Nepal, New Orleans, Panama, New York City, Peru, Senegal, and Tuvalu.
+ San Francisco Bay Delta and across California
+ Murmansk Oblast, Autonomous Okrugs, and across Russia
+ Ireland's Port Cities, outlying islands, and across Ireland.
WHAT TO CONTRIBUTE
Any item is equally valuable as a record of a sinking or melting place, as contributed by someone who lives there. Your contribution can be something natural, manufactured, found, made, or discarded, including trash. It doesn't have to originate from that place - it can be anything that is there. Your submitted object will become part of a permanent archive, so won't be returned. Please avoid sending items with prohibitions on import or export.
Your object will be displayed in the archive along with the information you send, your credit as the contributor, and the location's UNFCCC Party Grouping.
Email co-registrars Amy Balkin and Cassie Thornton at: registrar (at) sinkingandmelting.org
HOW TO SEND
1. BRING your contribution (weighing less than 1/2 lb.) in person to Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street (@ Alabama)
2. MAIL it to: A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting
3. FILL OUT the contribution form below and email it to: registrar (at) sinkingandmelting.org
4. SUBMIT any 8MB or smaller digital images to: registrar (at) sinkingandmelting dot org