At The Edge?

At The Edge is a short documentary about the future of the New Jersey shoreline after hurricane Sandy. What happend during Sandy and more importantly: how can we prevent it from ever happening again? What kind of coast do we want? Who is responsible for the changes that are needed? Climate adaptation is not new – the … More At The Edge?

Back to the US! Last Stop: Ortley Beach

Final stop in our 1-year-later-tour along the Jersey Shore: The Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association. For years they have been protesting for dunes and beach replenishments in their hard-hit community of Ortley Beach. The interview we had last year with their former board member Kathy is one I still remember very well. This time, … More Back to the US! Last Stop: Ortley Beach

Back to the US! Part 4: Surfrider Foundation

During the visit last year, the interview with the Surfrider Foundation was something I really looked forward to. With their initiative of Rethinking the Jersey Shore, they seemed like one of the few organizations that really advocates structural change of the landscape for a sustainable future of the Shore. After a bit of pushing I got an … More Back to the US! Part 4: Surfrider Foundation

The Follow-Up

The thesis might be officially over, but in practice we are already busy planning the follow-up! Below are some of the plans we have for the coming months: Back to NJ! This spring, I am planning to return to Asbury Park. The goal is to go back to everyone who helped us last year and … More The Follow-Up

Grand Finale: Colloquium and Film Premiere!

So the final week of the thesis was finally here! On February 16th 2016, students, teachers, family and friends gathered to see the colloquium of At The Edge: Research, Film and Design on the Coastal Landscape of New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy. The presentation went well, followed by good questions from the audience and a … More Grand Finale: Colloquium and Film Premiere!

Welcome to the Physical World, At The Edge!

Welcome to the physical world, At The Edge! Yesterday the reports and booklets were delivered! The report is a clean and colourful letter-size booklet, American standard paper because of the topic, obviously. The dvd booklet opens like an invitation with a dvd sticker to match the rest of the layout. Both products are brought together … More Welcome to the Physical World, At The Edge!