Losing Winter

Losing Winter is a site-specific, participatory artwork and archive of memories and emotions about winter, revealing the personal and cultural ties we have to the season and providing a window onto what we are collectively losing due to climate change impacts on weather patterns. The project is realized through the participation of local communities, site-specific exhibitions, and virtually through a dedicated augmented reality mobile application. The project responds to the phenomenon of environmental amnesia, wherein with each new generation the changed or degraded state of the environment is perceived as normal, by preserving personal memories about the season as it was in the past in a particular location. Losing Winter addresses the subjective impacts of the climate crisis, recognizing the intricate connection between human culture and the natural environment.