“Eyes on the Rise: Citizen Stories, Science, and Expression” grant proposal is chosen along with three other winners as part of the 2016 College of Architecture & the Arts (CARTA) Interdisciplinary Grants program. Team members: Robert E. Gutsche (PI), Marta Canaves, Phillip M. Church, Susan Jacobson, Kate MacMillin, Marilyis Nepomechie, Ebru Ozer, David Rifkind, Roberto Rovira & Maria Elena Villar.
Abstract: Through collaborative, interdisciplinary work on sea level rise in South Florida, this project develops fundable communication models, engagement projects, scholarship, and pedagogy that interconnects sea level rise and changes to quality of life at a critical moment of rising waters. The 11 team members across five departments will use the seed grant to amplify and sustain current projects, such as the interactive Sea Level Rise Toolkit (eyesontherise.org/app). Faculty from the participating Departments of Journalism and Broadcasting, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Theatre, and Advertising and Public Relations continue to receive international recognition for their work related to rising seas. This seed grant further supports innovative and expressive projects that engage South Florida students and communities and strengthen the team’s applications for additional external funding to communicate insights and solutions related to environmental change through robust research in science, art, journalism, and design. For more, see eyesontherise.org/seed.