[-empyre-] The Shore Line
dmh2018 at nyu.edu
Thu May 3 16:13:31 AEST 2018
Thanks, Liz — and congratulations on this wonderful project!
I think that reading the “storybook” as a collaborative story of resilience and innovation towards climate justice is a wonderful example of adapting documentary’s concerns for local experiences and stories in the context of broader concerns that affect so many of us. If I am remembering 55% of us (world population) lives on or near the coasts.
I wanted to share with you that I was invited to speak at a youth media event in Jeddah last year and spoke about The Shore Line. People loved it, especially since they could access it on their mobiles.
PS Apologies for the delayed reply. We had thesis defenses all week, so just emerging.
> On Apr 29, 2018, at 06:10, Elizabeth Miller <elizabeth.miller at concordia.ca> wrote:
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> Invisible Geographies has been on my mind now for some time and I was so thrilled to be a part of this program to rethink visible and invisible, constructed versus natural, and all the other ways we imagine geography. My goal in making The Shore Line was to create a collaborative story of resilience and climate justice. I was drawn to the coast as a subject, as a metaphor and even a method - as a way to challenge narratives in addressing climate-disasters. The coast, where the land meets the sea and where runaway development meets rising waters, where disaster meets resilience. The surge of coastal tourism, the increased dumping of industrial waste, and the unsustainable growth of fossil fuels are threatening the very ecosystems that protect us from storms and sea level rise. But rather than dwell on disaster, I was inspired by Anna Tsing’s notion of collaborative survival and her provocative invitation to observe what survives in the midst of disaster.
> Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Miller
> Visiting Knight Chair, University of Miami
> Spring, 2018, School of Communication
> Cell: 786-406-9352
> Professor in Communication Studies Concordia University, Montreal
> Director: theshorelineproject.org <http://theshorelineproject.org/>
> Co-Author: Going Public: The Art of Participatory Practice <https://www.ubcpress.ca/going-public> (UBC Press, 2017)
> http://goingpublicproject.org/ <http://goingpublicproject.org/>
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