– AN EXHIBITION OF THE FOSSIL AGE
It is 2053. The Swedish government has just opened its landmark museum FOSSIL with its first exhibition Carbon Ruins. The exhibition and its grand opening is a celebration of the fact that global net-zero emissions of carbon dioxide were reached in 2050. Sweden, in line with its 2017 targets, reached net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases already in 2045, being the first country in the world to step out of the fossil age, which globally lasted between 1849 and 2049. Eight years after the target was reached, the efforts to do so seems to belong to some distant past. The museum aims to create a collective memory of life in the fossil age and to foster the ongoing discussion on how to live sustainably on Earth. Carbon Ruins displays all which was left behind in the fossil age, the objects which are no longer used.
Team: Roger Hildingsson, Department of Political Science, Sylvia Lysko, Department of Political Science, Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson, LU Sustainability Forum, Alexandra Nikoleris, Environmental and Energy System Studies, Caroline Mårtensson, Artist, Johannes Stripple, Department of Political Science
CARBON RUINS WEBPAGE