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In Need of Limits

Part 2 Project 2008
Kirsten Flemming
Royal College of Art London UK
In Need of Limits questions the effects of western society's complacency towards survival.

Our incapacity for restraint, alongside technological success, is ensuring the collapse of the natural infrastructure of the oceans.

By 2028, offshore aqua-culture, clean energy devices and marine protected zones have privatised the oceans. Pharmacological research companies, protecting access to marine resources, subsidise the government's North Sea Patrol Facility on New Albion. This harbours enforcement patrol vessels whilst developing marine biotechnology, preserving and simultaneously further bureaucratising the North Sea. The facility becomes the gateway to open water and is dedicated to the appearance of progress and development.

Kirsten Flemming

2008
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