one degrees to defrost/ un grado allo scioglimento
“1 degree to defrost” is a landscape project created in Qaanaaq and in the Ingelfield fiord, Northern Greenland. This series of photos is created to document and record a place that is on the verge of being lost in the near future.
The Arctic and Inuit culture is at a high risk due to the warming temperatures caused
by climate change.Greenland is the biggest island in the world, almost entirely coverd by ice cap, wich is essential to the climate balance of the planet.
Even in these extreme conditions man as found a way to thrive where the very few forms of life.
In this work I show the contrast between the natural and urban landscape.
The villagge of Qaanaaq wich has less 700 inhabitants manages an infrastructure
More similar to a small city.
The natural landscape is wild and lethal.
Ten days crossing frozen sea with dogs and sleds looking for animals to hunt
And fishing halibut is just an example of the everyday life of the Inuit people.
We can all learn from these people how delicate the balance of life between humans and nature, in a place where the end is 1 degree to defrost.