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! 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!
Our big plans and innovative ideas of having film in research are getting more and more attention! The Wageningen University magazine Resource has a big article about our journey in New Jersey. Readers can even win two tickets to the premiere! Read the article here (For now only in Dutch unfortunately) Quick translation of the … More At The Edge Article in University Magazine
Ladies and gentlemen, we have Green Light. Last week was an important presentation for the course of the project: the green light presentation. In this meeting, everything we have until now is evaluated by our supervisors to decide how much longer I need to successfully graduate. Green light means six more weeks, orange is eight … More Graduation in Sight!
Short message from the thesis room in Wageningen! About a month has past since we came back from NJ. We traded our low beach bikes for the ‘normal’ high Dutch city bikes, that didn’t feel normal anymore. The stories and experiences still very present in our minds. All of a sudden we have to explain … More Processing, analyzing, concluding, discussing, designing…
Enough expert opinions, time to see what the public thinks! Anouk and I had two long and warm days on the boardwalk of Asbury Park. For 5 hours each day, we presented posters with possible flood protective strategies and ways to build homes on the shore. Everyone who came by got post-its to put vote for … More ‘Vote For Your Future Coastline!’ Community Outreach Posters
All the different small towns may be a hurdle for someone who tries to improve the regional flood safety, but it sure gives all of the towns an own look and identity! Through cross sections of different towns, we document how their landscape looks, feels and sounds up to the beach and what type of flood … More Research Meets Film in Filmed Cross Sections
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?