Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

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Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change
Photograph: courtesy of the Annenberg Space for Photography, commissioned photograph for the exhibition. © Paula Bronstein
A woman makes her way down the seawall along the Kitakama and Ainokama coastline in Sendai, Japan. After the tsunami in 2011 the Japanese government has spent billions of yen on the reconstruction of a 31.8 km seawall along the Sendai coastline which is s

This photography exhibition at the Annenberg Space centers around how architecture all over the world that responds to climate change, specifically, rising sea levels. See innovation in architecture from waterfront communities all over the world: sea walls in Japan, flood management archictecture in the Netherlands, delta communities, buildings that float, innovative private homes, and more. Curated by Frances Anderton, KCRW radio host and architecture writer, the exhibition will feature images from the archives of noted photographers Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, Jonas Bendiksen and Monica Nouwens, and new works commissioned for the show (a first for the Annenberg Space). There will also be a documentary film that features interviews with the photographers, architects and scientists.

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