HighWaterLine Bristol starts tomorrow!
We are delighted to announce that HighWaterLine has its first UK presence in Bristol from 9th-21st September. Residents from across Bristol will be pushing or pulling a sports chalk marker across pavements and streets to form the high water mark of future Bristol flooding.
This 32 mile long artwork will highlighting the need for flood defences around the UK and for local people to work together to become more resilient and prepared. Workshops and meetings have been held throughout Bristol over the last six months researching how to make the city more climate resilient.
Knowledge of the high water mark for an area is particularly useful when making preparations for flood surges. Flooding in Bristol has not been highlighted nationally but HighWaterLine seeks to change that. The new artwork will show the maximum rise of a body of water over Bristol as the result of flooding, based on information by Bristol City Council flood team engineers
Initiated by the artist Eve Mosher, the project entitled HighWaterLine has empowered communities in other cities around the world susceptible to flooding disaster. This is the first time it has come to the UK. Residents from each Bristol neighbourhood from Avon towpath, St Judes & St Paul’s to Brislington will mark a section of the 32 mile route before handing on to the next to show what the city will look like underwater.
Tuesday 9th September Avon: Towpath, Portway & Cumberland Basin (all day)
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