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
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
So, the unbelievable happened today. One of the main inspirations for the dune crossing/memorial design in my thesis, was the art of Roddy Wildeman. He is an artist based along the Jersey Shore who collected debris wood after Sandy and turned it into these amazing art pieces. The art reuses sherds of memories and stories from the … More Art After Sandy: Meeting Roddy Wildeman
Remember these guys from the film? The great surfer couple talking about their experiences during Sandy and how it brought them together to the point where they got engaged? Well guess what: A year later, they are actually getting married! Unfortunately this means that they are not here at the moment, so I can’t show them … More Next Stop: Shaun & Marilyn
Finally back at the place we were last summer! After a short walk we can see the town of Ocean Grove as a good example of combining a boardwalk with dunes. Definitively gets an At The Edge-Stamp of Approval!! At some places the dunes were established earlier than at other places, so you can really see … More Back to the US! Part 3: Jersey Shore
Second stop of the At The Edge tour is at Sandy Hook! Mike Schwebel, climate adaptation and social resilience expert working at Sea Grant, helped out a lot during our visit last year. See for example the blogs on our warm welcome and the Interview and Tour on Sandy Hook. Today, we were welcome to show the results … More Back to the US! Part 2 – Sandy Hook
Yes yes yes, the moment is finally here! I am back in the US! Last summer, Anouk and I spend 6 weeks on the Jersey Shore as fieldwork for my thesis and to shoot the film. Now, after many months of hard work, the research, film and design are finished and it is time to … More Back to the US! Part 1 – Philadelphia!