Envision Resilience: Designs for Living with Rising Seas
Thomas Macy Warehouse • 12 Straight Wharf, Nantucket
Opening July 2021
Final design proposals from the five participating universities in the Envision Resilience Nantucket Challenge will be showcased in an exhibition on the second floor of the Nantucket Historical Association’s Thomas Macy Warehouse at 12 Straight Wharf, a historic building itself threatened by sea-level rise.
The exhibition, being developed in partnership with the NHA and with help from the Artists Association of Nantucket, will run from July through December 2021. Through the exhibition, the public is invited to explore the history of Nantucket’s relationship with water and the island’s resilience and adaptability to change.
The working waterfront was reimagined by Yale students Niema Jafari, Xuefeng Du, and Kevin Gao.
Posted Monday, June 28, 2021, 3:09 pm from The Inquirer and Mirror
(June 28, 2021) The Envision Resilience Nantucket Challenge exhibition, which showcases student design proposals for how Nantucket residents and businesses can live with sea-level rise, will open Friday at the Nantucket Historical Association’s Thomas Macy Warehouse on Straight Wharf.
The free exhibition, sponsored by ReMain Nantucket, will be open on the second floor from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through December.
Five universities participated in the spring 2021 Envision Resilience Nantucket Challenge, and teams of students across multiple disciplines developed designs and proposals for how the island community could live with – rather than run from – rising sea levels.
Through the work of graduate design students, the challenge aims to inspire the community, as well as other coastal towns and cities, to imagine a future that is adaptive in the face of sea-level rise.