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This design research project investigates the issue of decommissioning offshore oil rigs in the North Sea. The project observes and questions the best method for considering the future of our fossil fuel infrastructure. To repurpose existing oceanic structures rather than demolish them is fundamental, as in-situ destruction can lead to potential further environmental impacts and devastation within this underwater world. The reconfigured oil platform exploits metabolic processes in the human body, and creates a regenerative and ecologically sustainable model that can be applied around the world to minimise harm in and of the environment. Harvest positions itself within the Anthropocene: arguing for speculative solutions to the deterioration of human health in an increasingly volatile world. Investigating radical interventions in the form of adrenaline harvesting provide recovery elements for patients in cardiac arrest or anaphylactic shock – both of which are escalating in the changing conditions of this planet. Immersive and experiential spatial insertions within the repurposed platform create a performative spectacular of ecological systems, contributing cohesively to the impact of the bodily insertions that aid the process of adrenaline harvesting.

Emma Slade
Harvest
2016

Emma Slade
Emma Slade
Emma Slade
Emma Slade

Monash University
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