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The Shore Line: A Collection of Slow-Resistance Stories

Thu, May 25, 19:30 to 21:30, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Floor: 2, Indigo Ballroom B

Abstract

The Shore Line online documentary project is a collection of slow resistance stories featuring individuals who are confronting the threats of unsustainable development, storms, and rising seas with both persistence and imagination. In this project, the coast serves as metaphor and method - a way to challenge boundaries and narratives in addressing climate-disasters. The shore line is a site of change and resilience - where the land meets the sea, where excessive development meets the power of nature, and where climate change impacts lives and ecosystems. Change at the shoreline is often spectacular with storms that result in massive destruction, displacement and death. Yet changes are also gradual, involving the seeping of toxins into the water or the displacement of shoreline communities. Likewise, resistance at the shore is also a slow strengthening, enacted through processes that involve creativity, a deepening knowledge of coastal ecosystems, and collaborative frameworks.

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