Precipitation, both in its presence and absence, shapes our memories of a place. Though universal, our lived experiences of weather are deeply personal and varied. Increasing extreme weather events, too, are dramatically shifting our understanding of climate - what we remember is no longer what we expect.
Observatory of Precipitation is a collection of illustrated weathers brought to life by artist and architect Feifei Zhou; translations of memories belonging to a group of London-based poets from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Based on individual memories around precipitation in relation to a specific theme - Home, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Joy, Grief, City, and Future - nine digital animations were created to capture personal experiences, emotions, and cultural expressions of the world through weather.
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