Atelier 1

‘Aftermath’ : adapting a community from crisis

Lancaster and Morecambe Bay
Prof. Julian Marsh

This year’s studio focuses on a situation that is in many ways a proxy for issues of the future in an accelerated form. When a community suffers a physical crisis which has the potential to re-occur, it faces an immediate need for urgent adaption and then many kinds of physical, social and psychological follow up adaptions as recovery and anticipation of further problems take place.

From a physical perspective it will mean engaging with new and emerging technologies to deal with difficult physical issues, and will mean ethical decisions about what to give up and what to protect. It will require consideration of how much to rely on technological fixes and how to develop fall back contingency measures.