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TABLE FOR DISCOURSE

- design to evoke debate about Arctic oil exploration-

This is an explorative project which aims to initiate debate about Norwegian oil exploration and production in Northern Norway through the use of discursive objects. The target group is young men.

 

The final proposal is a table for discussion placed in bars. . The table will function as catalyst for dialog about climate change and Arctic oil exploration. The future is not something that just happens to us, like we were castaways  washed upon a foreign shore. We are the future, and to be able to create the future we want together, we need to discuss it.

 

The tabletop is shaped to illustrate oil spill in a blue ocean. There are three concave volumes on the table, designed to contain ice. The ice will slowly melt into water, which will flow through the channels and drip down on the users. Hence it will function as a provocation to prompt discussion.