Climate Class Action
2023. Digital data and websites
In the Climate Class Action project, major fossil fuel companies can be sued for the personal damages caused by floods, drought, wildfires, hurricanes, heat waves, coastal erosion, among other consequences of climate breakdown. Cirio created the website to promote class action suits against major fossil fuel firms. His platform enables everyone to estimate financial compensation for personal climate damage and aims to build a community of people affected by the climate crisis. This online social practice project informs citizens on their right to receive compensation due to climate disasters, while engaging in dialogue with the fields of climate litigations and climate justice. For the FloodNet residency, Cirio varied the idea of the class action by developing the project Flooding NYC Claims, which simulates claims to compensate New Yorkers based on flooding data being computed with emissions figures by fossil fuel firms. These projects integrate attribution science, climate change litigations, and global climate treaties studied by Cirio for his series Climate Tribunal.

Selected shows and presentations
Climate Mismatch, solo show at Sale Docks Magazzini del Sale, 2023, Venice - Italy
FloodNet Residence, commission at the NYU Tandon University, 2023, New York - U.S.
City Climate, grant & workshop at CityScienceLab at HafenCity University, 2022, Hamburg - Germany

Screenshots of Climate Class Action website

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