As climate change continues to wreak havoc (while very little is being done about it) artists have continued to try and raise awareness and stir action in unique ways. Temperature Textiles is a project by Raw Color which takes climate data and translates it into knit blankets and socks, bringing the data into our every day lives.
“Temperature Textiles range from knitted blankets, to scarves and socks and are designed to carry climate data and to provide warmth to the user. The manifested data shows three main drivers and results of Global Warming. These can be identified as Temperature Change, Sea Level Rise and Emission.”
I think the project is gorgeous to look at, though it does feel a bit capitalistic at the same time. Is making a series of lifestyle products the way to get corporations to care about climate change? Will it even matter in the end? I’m not really sure! I guess it’s better to try and do something than nothing at all?