Vulnerability and Resilience: Depicting Coastal Cities in the Face of Environmental Disaster
How will megacities close to the sea prepare for and cope with disaster when populations are swelling, the sea level is rising and storms are putting so many assets at risk of catastrophic damage? I plan to investigate and better understand this issue through a series of sketches, paintings, and other creative works that will offer depictions of the challenges man faces in major coastal metropolises. My proposal takes me to seven cities in five different countries, both developed and developing. I hope to reveal the many ways these vulnerable cities and the people in them are learning to be resilient to great risks posed by climate change.