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Francesco Sebregondi, Alexey Platonov, Inna Pokazanyeva, Ildar Iakubov

http://sever.network

Moscow, Russia
A multi-disciplinary team composed of an architect/researcher, a film-maker/creative director, a journalist, and a media artist. What brings us together is a commitment to use speculative design as a vector to engage with the urgencies of the present.

SEVER


Roadmap to a Decentralized Future in the Arctic Frontier

SEVER


Roadmap to a Decentralized Future in the Arctic Frontier
From the introduction of a new Arctic cryptocurrency, SEVER imagines a strategy of circumpolar development revolving around a decentralised governance architecture.
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Perhaps the most vivid manifestation of the Anthropocene, the rapid and irreversible melt of the Arctic sea ice is giving birth to a new ocean, across which the globe could be thoroughly rewired. The prospect of an open Arctic draws many competing interests to the region, while the risk of an environmental disaster lures over the polar horizon.

SEVER emerges as a tool to bring about desirable and sustainable Arctic future(s). Its location-sensitive protocol is designed to foster cooperation across a networked Arctic economy, and to have a positive geo-engineering impact on the regional ecosystem. As a scalable, blockchain-based infrastructure for decentralised exchanges and governance, SEVER lays the ground for the development of an alternative model of globalisation, first trialled in the Arctic frontier.

SEVER proposes an approach to architecture as a fabric of relations linking technology, territories, geopolitics, subjectivities, and the environment into a designed form.



circumpolar network

distributed ownership

decentralized governance

automation + sustainability

stack diagram

SEVER


Roadmap to a Decentralized Future in the Arctic Frontier

SEVER


Roadmap to a Decentralized Future in the Arctic Frontier
From the introduction of a new Arctic cryptocurrency, SEVER imagines a strategy of circumpolar development revolving around a decentralised governance architecture.
File under

Perhaps the most vivid manifestation of the Anthropocene, the rapid and irreversible melt of the Arctic sea ice is giving birth to a new ocean, across which the globe could be thoroughly rewired. The prospect of an open Arctic draws many competing interests to the region, while the risk of an environmental disaster lures over the polar horizon.

SEVER emerges as a tool to bring about desirable and sustainable Arctic future(s). Its location-sensitive protocol is designed to foster cooperation across a networked Arctic economy, and to have a positive geo-engineering impact on the regional ecosystem. As a scalable, blockchain-based infrastructure for decentralised exchanges and governance, SEVER lays the ground for the development of an alternative model of globalisation, first trialled in the Arctic frontier.

SEVER proposes an approach to architecture as a fabric of relations linking technology, territories, geopolitics, subjectivities, and the environment into a designed form.



circumpolar network

distributed ownership

decentralized governance

automation + sustainability

stack diagram


Idea by

Francesco Sebregondi, Alexey Platonov, Inna Pokazanyeva, Ildar Iakubov
Moscow
Russia
A multi-disciplinary team composed of an architect/researcher, a film-maker/creative director, a journalist, and a media artist. What brings us together is a commitment to use speculative design as a vector to engage with the urgencies of the present.