A PEOPLE'S ARCHIVE OF SINKING AND MELTING is a growing collection of items contributed from places that may disappear owing to the combined physical, political, and economic impacts of climate change, including glacial melting, sea level rise, coastal erosion, and desertification.
Through common but differentiated collections, contributed materials together form an archive of the future anterior; what will have been. A contribution doesn't have to originate from a location - it can be anything that happens to be there, including detritus, flotsam or jetsam.
As of 2014, the archive contains contributions from Anvers Island (Antarctica), Australia, Cape Verde, Santiago de Cuba, Germany, Greenland, Venice (italy), Kivalina (Alaska), Mexico, Nepal, New Orleans, New York City, Panama, Peru, Republic of Komi (Russia), California, Senegal and Tuvalu.
The archive is currently open for contributions at Science Gallery Dublin.