Much has recently been written about how the sea could help repair the damage our industrialised present has done to the earth and how these Blue Carbon ideas could teach us how to live in harmony with our ecosystem which is essential for our species survival. The regenerative properties of the marine environment, particularly the coastal zones, offer a great opportunity for hope and in Scotland we have over 11,000 miles of hope.
Research looked at coastal communities within their ecosystems on the 11,000 miles of Scotland’s shores, from Viking graffiti artists who anchored in the best fishing areas to the contemporary work of todays Blue Carbon visionaries, looking at ways to take the best practice from the past to inform the future of our coastlines. At this time of climate urgency to look locally to our own coastline for sustainable solutions to some of the problems we have created and to engage with these issues to using creativity to communicate ideas, not just to as wide an audience as possible but also to our local communities, to look anew at our relationship with the sea.
Drawing Down The Sun is the first satellite intervention from the 11,000 Miles project
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Part of a 6 month research project funded by Creative Scotland