Is a feminist experiment in imagining and imagining the earth and its weather systems using DIY tools. Co-led by designer Sophie Dyer and geographer Sasha Engelmann, the collective produces artworks, workshops, and educational resources based on received weather satellite transmissions.
Out of these activities a transient network of participants has grown around the project, currently numbering more than 100 DIY Satellite Ground Station operators around the world, from Buenos Aires to Berlin. In the tradition of intersectional feminism, Open-weather investigates the politics of location and interlocking forms of oppression that shape our capacities to observe, negotiate, and respond to the climate crisis. In doing so, the collective challenges dominant representations of the Earth and environment while adding complexity to ideas around the weather beyond meteorology.