Troubled waters – reaching out (projects 1 & 2)

Bath Spa University

September 2015 – January 2018

The winter storms of 2013–2014 set new precedents of coastal damage in the UK, forcing government, heritage bodies and local communities to seriously reconsider the future management of coastal heritage. Organisations and communities were seemingly unprepared for these events, and were surprised by their own emotional response. In the low-lying island nation of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean, over 100,000 citizens face the possibility of permanent relocation due to climate change and sea-level rise which threaten homeland and heritage. Troubling in itself, Kiribati also presents an unsettling visualisation of a collective future. These diverse settings are brought together in this project through the exploration of current and potential loss of heritage in times of accelerated climate change.

Research Council: AHRC