Future of governance
in a changing climate

(noun, Russian мера)
1. Unit of measure for stretching or capacity;
2. Border, limit, boundary, size;
3. Means for achievement of any purpose

How might we define alternative spatial and temporal frameworks of governance
to more consistently link the deep time and shifting dynamics of ecological systems
with the micro-scales of human temporal perception?

Mera is an ongoing design research project, investigating the future of governance structures foregrounded in ecological homeostasis.
The project draws from transdisciplinary investigations of watershed management to speculate on littoral structures of governance in moving towards social and climate justice.  As a preliminary case study, the project explores the past, present and potential futures of the Caspian region.

The project was conceived during the team's time as researchers in the New Normal Program at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture & Design.

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