River's crib for the drought


These cribs are shelters designed to withstand the effects of climate change. With the birth of my daughter River the focus of my research into shelters shifted and my plans to create shelters and structures at specific locations changed and I focused on protecting this new born baby from the influences of future weather circumstances. How to protect a little child from extreme rain, drought and heat? ‘River’s crib for the drought’ Made from a repurposed water container with steel frame, shopping bags, cement, coconut matting, moss, a sheepskin rug, obsolete cables and water. It’s 120cm by 100cm by 280cm. Here for example moss is used because it is now believed that planting moss my help minimise problems caused by drought. The cement walls together with the water container covered in moss act like a natural air-conditioning unit. The temperature difference between the north and south concrete wall would create a draft sucking air across the moss. The collected rainwater maintains the humidity of the moss. The moss then would add moisture to the air and maintain a stable cool, humid environment for a baby’s safety during the drought.
120cm by 100cm by 280cm
mixed media

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