Welcome to Story Data Exchange on Sunday, November 25th from 13:00-16:00 at Bokvilla in Arabia, Helsinki!
Story Data Exchange invites you to go on an investigative journey by using personal stories about the weather to see how the world has been changing through time. Let's reflect upon and open dialogue based on our past experiences in context to our environment through objects and memorabilia. During the event, you will have a chance to ask climate researchers questions about the topic, and they will tell you about the research data on climate change from the 1880s right up to forecasts for 2050. This can be an alternative approach to step towards the topic of climate change in a more personal and tangible space. This participatory social science art project is a non-stop installation open to all ages!
Following the first Story Data participatory installation held at IHME Contemporary Art Festival in May 2018, now there is the possibility to sift through the collected stories and draw your own conclusions, as well as, exchange objects that trigger memories. This afternoon of story exchange can also be extended to object exchange. Bring an item that could be a conversation starter. Leave a memory and take many more home with you.
Sharing our life stories and listening to others provide the material to make observations about how the environment is changing. Story Data is a citizen science-art project and workshop that allows us to examine story-data information in order to develop our own conclusions.
Artists Arlene Tucker and Andrew Steinmetz, and Stephany Mazon, PhD researcher in the field of climate and air quality at University of Helsinki will be at Bokvilla bringing Art & Science together.
Place: Library at Bokvilla
Address: Hämeentie 125, 00560
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Yesterday, I ended up finding myself in front of The Pohja local history archive (Pohjan paikallishistoriallinen arkisto) in Fiskars. I asked them if they had anything on climate change. Within minutes, the friendly archivist handed over one box full of pink books which recorded weather patterns between 1960-70. It was so interesting to see the scientists usage of weather symbols and learn all the different ways to describe wind!
The archivist will look into if they have anything else on climate change to share with us! In the meantime, learn more about Fiskars Museum and their archive by visiting
https://www.facebook.com/fiskarsmuseum/. They can also be found on instagram under the name fiskarsmuseum.