Arrivals of the New Parisians – an increasing number of American climate holidaymakers (refugees) seek shelter in the American version of City of Light in the US Sun Belt. ‘Street lights’ inspired by Place du Carrousel street lamps generate Solar energy and provide freedom from fossil fuels and act as the arrival centres.
The Gift: Freedom, Equality and Diversity
The project is the new 21st century Statue of Liberty – a gift from France and Europe to the USA in hope to convince President Trump rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. The gift rethinks the American city, Paris, Texas through the values of the climate agreement and the romantic lens of French Parisian symbolism of freedom, monuments of equality and art of diversity.