A film made for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Landscape and the Environment Programme 2012, directed by Professor Stephen Daniels and Dr Lucy Veale to explore three distinct approaches coastal change:
Dr Caitlin DeSilvey of Exeter University has been collaborating with the National Trust to consider ways of articulating the eventual demise of Mullion Harbour, through a conceptual process of “Anticipatory History”.
Professor Mike Pearson of Aberystwith University has sought to create a discursive basis for understanding the process of reclamation of land from estuarine marsh in one age and returning it in another through “Warplands”, a soundwork made at the Alkborough Flats Managed Realignment Site in North Lincolnshire.
Simon Read works with communities to help foster an understanding of coastal and estuarine change; an integral part of this process has been the creation of large map works as a means of not only reflecting on the dynamic of coastal systems but also as a means of visualising environmental change.
This film was launched with a screening at the Planet under Pressure conference at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands in March 2012.