HighWaterLine is a public interactive art project that uses a chalked line to help people visualize how rising water from mega floods would affect their living environment. The project was first carried out in New York City in 2007. When superstorm Sandy hit New York in 2012, the very area demarcated by artist Eve Mosher was flooded, giving a chilling demonstration of the project's relevancy.
The next phase of the project will take
place in Miami, which is considered to be one of the most climate
cities in the U.S. due to its levels of urban development on low-lying
and reliance on groundwater for human consumption. The "pause" will
allow collaborators to travel to Miami and convene
with educators at the University of Miami to design a curriculum around
change before bringing the
project to the city in December 2013 in conjunction with Miami Art
Basel. In addition to the interactive art element, the project will
involve students, local
activists, and community members in workshops to help create proactive
driven strategies for addressing climate change challenges in Miami.