Climate Compass

As we move into an era of increased climate chaos, our ability to imagine larger scales of time, and locate ourselves in space as well as time, is increasingly urgent. Climate Compass takes the traditional form of the compass rose to reimagine urban wayfinding as one of locating future change and anticipation. The Climate Compass, located throughout the city in plazas and public spaces, orients the space to the change in sea level, orientation to high and low ground, and local waterways.

This project is an ongoing collaboration with the Exploratorium and the scientists of RiSER in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Designer Sara Dean
Advisor RiSER Group
Advisor and Client Exploratorium Bay Observatory