Object Guerilla: Air Conditioning

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HEAT WAVE. PEOPLE SLEEPING IN PARKS. THIS MOSQUITO PEST.

19 December 1912, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 9

…Air conditioning made vast swaths of the planet more livable. At the same time, we are rapidly losing both our tolerance for heat and the cultural memories of heat-adaptive ways of living. We design our houses differently, ignoring siting, solar orientation, window placement, plantings, and predominant breezes. We don't sit on porches, sleep in parks , and have a low cultural tolerance for normal human sweat .…