The Brief
Design a public installation to bring awareness to a local issue.
The Problem
Since humans have settled on the islands of Hawaiian islands 70 of the 140 bird species have gone extinct. This is due to the introduction of invasive species and global warming.
The Solution
The Extinction of Sound installation would be placed along the waterfront of Ko Olina beach park just outside of Honolulu. This location (highlighted in yellow on the map below) allows visitors to see the nature of the island in contrast with the city's coal-fired power plant just across the water. The installation will tell the story of the now-extinct Kauaʻi ʻōʻō bird while playing audio of the last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō's unanswered mating calls. Text on the installation will urge visitors to learn more about how they can get involved in closing coal-fired power plants across the islands.
Visitor Experience Storyboard
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