Published on 18 Jun 2022

AR tour imagines impact of climate change and sea levels rise in 2122

Imagine a postcard sent from Singapore 100 years in the future. What might someone write back and what images would they send to describe how the country has responded to sea-level rise in the 22nd century?

Adapting Waterfronts: Postcards from the future, Singapore 2122 is an interactive installation that addresses these questions and invites the public to explore the past, present, and potential future transformations of the country’s shoreline.

The installation was created by architecture professor Gabriel Tenaya Kaprielian of Temple University in the United States, in collaboration with the NTU’s Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS).

The installation showcases “Postcards from the Future” created by scientists, architects, and artists, that envision sea-level rise adaptation in the 22nd century.

These postcards are included into a guided tour along a proposed heritage trail of Singapore's historic shoreline, which brings the past and future to life through Augmented Reality (AR) installations that visualise place-based changes across time at designated locations.

A Pop-Up Gallery located along the original beach at the base of Mount Palmer contains a physical exhibition of the work and serves as a starting point for the AR historic shoreline trail of Singapore’s “Adapting Waterfronts”. 

The Pop-Up Gallery is open for viewing from June 18th to June 26th, 2022, at 70 Shenton Way #01-04, Singapore 079118.

Guided walks of the Augmented Reality historic shoreline trail are available upon registration (on a first-come, first-served basis) on June 19th, 25th and 26th at 4pm starting at the Pop-Up Gallery and ending at the Boat Quay. The guided walk is approximately 3-km long and takes about 2 hours. Register for a guided walk at this link

Media coverage