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Atelier Apocalypse (Events)

Overview

Beyond the usual food and medical supplies, what would be in your ultimate survival kit? What is your must-have anti-apocalypse artifact?

During the Apocalypse themed First Friday event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, we installed a pop-up design studio inviting visitors to design responses to impending disaster scenarios in the form of survival kits. Participants viewed research material for inspiration and responded to three different disaster scenarios. The scenarios were¬†‘Asteroid Hits Lake Michigan’, Bird Flu Epidemic and Electrical/ Financial Collapse. Each scenario was accompanied with background information and participants sketched out their design concepts and displayed them on the boards provided. Participants also described their own worst case scenario.