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Nick Rosenblum, Rahul Sharma, Tarini Sharma, Abigail Smith, Susannah Tantemsapya, Rebecca van Beeck, Danny Wills

Space Saloon

http://www.spacesaloon.org

Los Angeles, United States of America
Space Saloon is a design laboratory on the move. We explore the potentials of site by crafting collaborative hands-on experiences. Our pedagogical projects build communities, promote tolerance, and foster engagement through the production of transdisciplinary forms of knowledge.

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Climate Crisis Hotline


A public experiment in collective expression.

Climate Crisis Hotline


A public experiment in collective expression.
Climate Crisis Hotline is a socially engaged artwork addressing the burgeoning mental distress in response to the climate crisis.
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Are you feeling blue about the environment, anxious for the future? Tell us what’s on your mind. Share a story, or confess a secret, we’re here to listen. 1-833-EMO-4ECO

With the understanding that the Climate Crisis is deeply entwined with other ongoing injustices and struggles, we are hosting a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space to verbally confront the topic of Solastasia, the paralyzing melancholia induced from environmental distress.

Similar to a confession booth or wishing well, our multi-faceted platform seeks to validate individuals' concerns and give everyone an opportunity to participate in a community dialogue. Through a variety of outreach and engagement methods we invite members of the public to connect, unwind and respond.

It is our intention to collate this ongoing research and feedback into a live-archive; both our ‘behind the scenes’ office and immersive archive of voices will form an experimental tableau of collective aural expression.



Accompanying the Climate Crisis Hotline, the Modular Therapy Unit (MTU) is a space designed specifically for relaxation, reflection and repose. It takes its design influence from the playbooks of therapy offices, confessional stalls and meditation rooms; the space will focus on engaging multiple layers of stimuli light, sound, smell and texture.

Akin to an immersive light therapy box, artificial lighting is designed in arrangement, intensity and color to replicate and enhance the beneficial aspects of natural light. Regulated according to human inner circadian rhythms and adjustable by each individual user, the MTU’s lighting forms an endless amount of color portraits reflecting the mood and energy embedded in each session.

Soft, curved forms, known for their ability to elicit comfort and relaxation, are used as the main furniture pieces and simultaneously the main sound absorption surfaces for this sound booth. The space is populated with a variety of plants, chosen from local species with air-purifying qualities and dense foliage cover to simulate healing practices such as the Japanese “Shinrin-Yoku” (forest bathing).

During a prototype phase in August 2020, the public was invited to connect, unwind and participate in the Hotline’s co-creation through a series of onsite / online workshops and discussions. The ongoing development of the prototype was live-streamed daily via climate-crisis-hotline.live and during a live radio broadcast on KCHUNG Radio.

Climate Crisis Hotline


A public experiment in collective expression.

Climate Crisis Hotline


A public experiment in collective expression.
Climate Crisis Hotline is a socially engaged artwork addressing the burgeoning mental distress in response to the climate crisis.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Are you feeling blue about the environment, anxious for the future? Tell us what’s on your mind. Share a story, or confess a secret, we’re here to listen. 1-833-EMO-4ECO

With the understanding that the Climate Crisis is deeply entwined with other ongoing injustices and struggles, we are hosting a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space to verbally confront the topic of Solastasia, the paralyzing melancholia induced from environmental distress.

Similar to a confession booth or wishing well, our multi-faceted platform seeks to validate individuals' concerns and give everyone an opportunity to participate in a community dialogue. Through a variety of outreach and engagement methods we invite members of the public to connect, unwind and respond.

It is our intention to collate this ongoing research and feedback into a live-archive; both our ‘behind the scenes’ office and immersive archive of voices will form an experimental tableau of collective aural expression.



Accompanying the Climate Crisis Hotline, the Modular Therapy Unit (MTU) is a space designed specifically for relaxation, reflection and repose. It takes its design influence from the playbooks of therapy offices, confessional stalls and meditation rooms; the space will focus on engaging multiple layers of stimuli light, sound, smell and texture.

Akin to an immersive light therapy box, artificial lighting is designed in arrangement, intensity and color to replicate and enhance the beneficial aspects of natural light. Regulated according to human inner circadian rhythms and adjustable by each individual user, the MTU’s lighting forms an endless amount of color portraits reflecting the mood and energy embedded in each session.

Soft, curved forms, known for their ability to elicit comfort and relaxation, are used as the main furniture pieces and simultaneously the main sound absorption surfaces for this sound booth. The space is populated with a variety of plants, chosen from local species with air-purifying qualities and dense foliage cover to simulate healing practices such as the Japanese “Shinrin-Yoku” (forest bathing).

During a prototype phase in August 2020, the public was invited to connect, unwind and participate in the Hotline’s co-creation through a series of onsite / online workshops and discussions. The ongoing development of the prototype was live-streamed daily via climate-crisis-hotline.live and during a live radio broadcast on KCHUNG Radio.


Idea by

Nick Rosenblum, Rahul Sharma, Tarini Sharma, Abigail Smith, Susannah Tantemsapya, Rebecca van Beeck, Danny Wills
Space Saloon
Los Angeles
United States of America
Space Saloon is a design laboratory on the move. We explore the potentials of site by crafting collaborative hands-on experiences. Our pedagogical projects build communities, promote tolerance, and foster engagement through the production of transdisciplinary forms of knowledge.