Hey, @alicebucknell here! For my first post in HOXTON 253’s ART+ECOLOGY takeover series, I’d like to introduce you to the project I’m currently working on: Swamp City.
Swamp City (2021) imagines the Florida Everglades as a luxury nature resort for high-tech eco-tourism in a near future reality of severe climate disruption.
In this three-minute-long promotional video, Swamp City announces an exclusive partnership with the Oppenheim Group, LA’s foremost luxury real estate brokerage. As rampant wildfires eat up what remains of California, and New York is reclaimed by the Earth’s rising tides, Swamp City invites you into an enhanced relationship with nature. Our algae biofuel-powered personal jets leave Manhattan and LA five times a day, 7 days a week. Slots are going fast, so call one of our licensed travel agents today! Swamp City: New Nature Begins Now.
The Everglades are a vast system of subtropical freshwater wetland and ecosystems that once spanned the entire length of South Florida. Infrastructural development and concentrated efforts to drain the swamp over the last fifty years has shrunk the Glades to just 1/3 of their original size. The Everglades supports a unique ecology not found anywhere else on Earth, as well as protecting Florida from rising tides — their survival is vital for a more-than-human future.