Haptic spaces of highly mechanized extreme microclimates that humble the user who acknowledges the intrinsic limits of human potency
Christoph C. Kumpusch
Climate Library considers the role of the physical body, and its surrounding climate, in the production of knowledge and ethics. The library is composed of haptic spaces of highly mechanized extreme weather condition microclimates that humble the user.
The library imagines a future in which we habitually make ourselves feel small in the face of mechanized nature. Awe created by mystery, fear, and wonder, diminishes emphasis on the self. We use the interior spaces, whether incredibly humid/dry, hot/cold, or windy/pressurized, to measure ourselves against the cosmos.
Humility, the acknowledgment of the intrinsic limits of human potency are what allow for feelings of elation and freedom as the outlines of confining selfhood melt down. The ultimate ground for social autonomy may not lie in activism but in passivism.