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Lines (57° 59′ N, 7° 16’W) Documentation of Installation by Pekka Niittyvirta & Timo Aho at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre 2018

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Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige

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Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige

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2/11/21

Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige

Translating as “Line of the Sea”, Línte na Farraige is a collaborative project that highlights the issues of rising sea levels due to climate change. It is one of 15 projects taking place all around the country that are being funded by the €2 million Creative Climate Action fund through Creative Ireland. These projects will work with communities to empower people to make real changes in how they interact with the environment.

Visualising sea level rise

Línte na Farraige is the work of artists Timo Aho and Pekka Niittyvirta, together with scientists Zoë Roseby (from Trinity College), Maeve Upton (Maynooth University), Gerard McCarthy (Maynooth University), and Jamie Mathews (Imperial College London), as well as the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office.

The project will create light installations at Irish coastal locations and heritage sites to communicate the risks of future sea level rise. Each installation comprises illuminated horizontal lines that represent future sea levels as predicted by international research agencies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. From the dark winter evenings to summer twilights, the installations will draw people into the climate change discussion.

The future is in our hands

With 40% of Ireland’s population living within five kilometres of the coast, these installations will communicate the drastic impacts of climate change and demonstrate how the future is still in our hands.

The installations will be accompanied by an interactive educational resource on the Línte na Farraige website, as well as a selection of videos capturing the installations and their light lines for those unable to visit and for future generations to reference.

Pekka Niittyvirta niittyvirta.com

Timo Aho timoaho.org

Dublin CARO caro.ie

Trinity College tcd.ie

Maynooth University maynoothuniversity.ie

Dublin City Council dublincity.ie

A4 Project a-ceathair.github.io

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