‘After Oil’ for the Kuwait Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale I 2016

Imagine the future of the boubyan island in Kuwait

This project imagines the future of Bubiyan island without humans and proposes sixteen different programs in sixteen small islands. As the sea level rises, dispersed patches of the inland will be under the sea level, which will make the whole land as a low-resolution land. This project strategically chooses the 16 highest points on the island and plants artificial seeds, which will mimic the nabkha process to change the landscape and form sixteen individual islands in the future. The seeds for each island have a unique function; therefore, each island will have different programs. There are three categories in a program: human involvement, future energy, and animal habitat.

Year: 2016
Location: 2016 Venice Biennale
Program: Research / Exhibition
Design Team: Namjoo Kim, Kartiki Sharma
Publication: Domus