The city sweats. Dry air and heat waves make our summers infamous and it can take considerable preparation to survive each year. In Naarm we average 11 days of temperatures greater than 35 degrees Celsius, and due to climate change this figure is expected to rise by almost 50% across the next two decades. But more than a discomfort, extreme heat causes more fatalities than other natural hazards combined, with those from vulnerable communities and precarious housing being hit the hardest.
From body heat to ecological bushfires, this exhibition of works by Joseph Buckley, Kenzee Patterson and Kiah Pullens examines our understanding of heat and the environment around us to ask how we got here, and learn how we can survive it together.
Organised by KINGS committee as part of the Heat Safe City project, supported by City of Melbourne x Sweltering Cities.