Make For Green brings together 12 strangers to enact a community of fledging survivors of a coastal community at the edge of time, prompted by 4 sets of brief for action, initiated by Ray LC and other researchers…

[poster-announcement] [action briefs]

GREEN ENGINEERS TEAM

River Stream Turbine
by Seahwa Lee, Leo Agung Panggagas Darminto, Vignesh Unnithan

We have many ways to generate energy within a natural landscape. We can burn biomass, use solar, use tidal, use wind.. so on. But for the case of Pak Shui Wun, one source stood up beautifully, the river stream. The river was complementing the landscape and providing a safe and consistent source of kinetic energy. We prototyped the water-based energy generation system using a wooden handle we found at the beach, and attached a long stick to it. We initially built two handles to hold it over the narrowest part of the river, but that part of the river had stale flow on the upper river. So then we tried putting the device at the lower part of the river where the flow is strong. The generation is robust there but it is harder to hold the turbine in place. One important design consideration was the leaf elements on the turbine. We found most success using a cup-like design where the water can flow into the cup side to turn the turbine. In general it was a difficult process but we found success in able to have some good flows periodically from the turbine, which would produce sustainable water-based work energy.

 

Post Apocalypse Energy Generator Triple Power 5G

by Chris Cheng, Farhan Ishraq

100% Natural super environmentally friendly and very easy to make! Highly mobileand comes with a key chain. Ready to solve all of your energy crises.

Our first idea was to create a multi-energy-source generating system, that uses wind, water, and solar energy to generate electricity and work in different forms depending one when it is available. We then prototyped a device which can harvest energy from the river using a dual mechanism of turning no matter which direction the water flows. However when we tested it on the ocean, the prototype was washed away. For our third try, we created a mobile device that generates energy when you spin on its wheel. It is meant to be carried everywhere and used whenever you are free. By turning the wheel we can turn human power into workable energy. Of course this is a prototype, but perhaps movement can be used to our advantage!

 

YELLOW COLLECTORS TEAMS

A New Species
by Maitreya Ayu, Elizabeth Kezia Widjaja, Jennifer Yoohyun Lee

During the exploration of the landscape for recording the biodiversity, various species were identified. Sea creatures, land creatures, crustacea, etc. but one species, was very unique and outstanding. It was both natural and artificial, a merge of nature and humans. It was a type of mussel that took styrofoam as its new habitat. It grew ın styrofoam, lived in and merged with it in becoming one.

For the exhibition of the dying biodiversity of the island, we created a work that collected each of our specimens to be displayed in three different axes: from natural to human-made, from small to large size, and from low to high mobility. These works are tied together with cloth and simple strings in these three dimensions, anchored by the largest wooden stick that we can find. In the middle of these specimens is the strange new species we found that was a combination of styrofoam core with cement exterior with clam shell. We named it animantia styrofoam, a species that can only arise out of the symbiotic relationship between nature and human-production. The exhibition shows the way human intervention and nature are coupled to each other and the way old species can disappear, but new species can arise out of the relationship.

A Trace of the Subject in the Object
by Teresa Siu, Yip Chin Chin, Liu Yik Ming Angela

This work presents the diversity of the area as an interactive ceremony. You as the observer are invited to partake in it. Try to make sounds with the display, hit the objects, draw on them, and touch them. The objects are the subjects of the landscape, the owners of their own reality, and the head display is an icon for Jesus, it is our community’s deity whom we have turned our back to long ago.

To show the disappearing diversity of our world, we created a work that instead of showing us visual artefacts alone, provides us with tools with which we can recreate sounds of the environment. Each instrument on the exhibit is meant to create a different sound. By blowing on the surface of the rocks, we hear a different sound. By hitting the plate with a rod, we hear another sound. By touching the surface of the board, another flavor of sound emerges. The interactive sound display is overlooked by the back side of Jesus, whose hair can be seen over the exhibition, back turned against us. Jesus was a part of our community long ago, but now merely its back is seen from our point of view now. It has left our consciousness, our reach.

 

BLUE ARCHITECTS TEAM

A New Home
by Sradha Dash, Aminath Malak Ali, Dana Chloe Delgado TE

Rising water levels bring a new question to solve: now where do we live? While it is expected that a huge population of people who were impacted by climate change will leave, what will happen to those that want to stay? In the near future, water will be a new reality of the way we live, and to survive, we will need to start floating atop it.

To see how to design for a world of rising sea levels and inhabitable islands, we created a floating world that can live above the water when and if it rises with the tide. The home is floating via recyclable materials and decorated with renewable cells. We also included the work station with instruments attached. When we first tested the home, it floats for a while and then topples over. Thus for the next iteration, we included an anchor which when lowered, allows the home to float on top of the water but still be balanced in place. The anchor was constructed as a heavy rock that can be lowered into the shallow waters when desired. Together they form a system that allows us to survive the tide and flood when it is high, but can also live readily on sand and gravel.

 

Floating Garden
by Catherine Marchio, Zhang Lina

In a world where we no longer have (enough) land, we’ll have to save our trees and greens somehow…

To mimic the world where rising sea levels cause unpredictable rising side, we created a house and a connected green house that provides sustainable home for the future. It is complete with green plants that allow us to be completely self sustaining, with a door to enter each that can provide effective barriers. The entire home is fashioned from found plates and materials on the beach, plus our own sandwich and Mcdonald’s cups, showing the effect of our civilization. In testing our design we floated the home on the river to see if it could survive the flood. It worked! In the video you can see us testing our home with fast and slow flowing waters on the river. We can have a safe haven to protect our trees now, and the home can sit in a world of dangerous and unpredictable water flows.

 

RED EXPLORERS TEAM

The Present Dystopia
by Ezgi Cakin, Nilar Myat Aung, Vrinda Kallutla Reddy

The decisions of the past created today’s world. The limited nature containing limited resources were used unlimitedly. The lines between industrial landscape and marvelous beaches opening the doors to the dazzling ocean are being erased. You are responsible, we are all responsible. Mark your steps, they are permanent marks of your actions!

We created a map of our proposed waste facilities on the island and mapped it with waste that we found can be grouped into different categories. The resulting map is an evidence of our waste and destruction and is meant to be an artwork and map of our dying world. Note that we attached instruments like plastics and wrapping to show the attachments that exist in the site itself. Our map was constructed from our explorations of the island, which is represented here in physical form.

A Colorful Future
by Saras Sutedja, Cheung Mei Ting

While we were exploring the area, we decided to divide our community into the sections of nuclear, composting, beach, ocean, and forest. To show the borders and represent the landscape accurately, we used the waste we found in the surrounding. While collecting the waste and creating the map, we couldn’t help but get amazed by the variety of colors in the trash. We named this piece a colorful future because surely we will have more colors in it.
First we hoarded all the pieces we can find, and found a surprising array of colors in the beach and trash sites we looked, especially those sites close to human activity like fishing spots. Next we attempted to group them into meaningful categories that show
the array of waste in our world. Here we created nuclear waste sites, plastics centers, a bridge that connects the beach and forest areas, etc. The whole array is shown on a plate that represents our island abstractly. The colors that we see show waste, but reflects the colorful past that it collects.

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 **Visit the FOUR briefs that generated these 8 works.