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18Stage 3 “I wound my way through the forest of skyscrapers, marking chalk lines past construction sites and lines of hungry business people waiting in line for their lunch. While I got a few curious glances, most people were rushing to or from their lunch break. A few security guards gave some harsh words – not to me but to the people documenting – warnings about photographing the buildings. About halfway through and still no people interested in talking about what I am doing (what a contrast from the Brooklyn neighborhoods!)” Eve Mosher, 7/30/2007 ACTIONS • Mark the line with a medium that is appropriate for your budget, your community, and your artistic expression • Talk with the public about why you are making the line • Share printed information with the public about C02 levels and adaptation • Document your process Your HighWaterLine project can happen in many different ways depending on who is available to assist, and the route you’ve mapped. In 2007, there were many days of marking the line that were done solo by the artist. This is completely possible, although, Eve suggests it is good to have three people - one to manage the materials that you will need to mark the line with; another to document the project with photographs and video; and another person to perform the line, engaging the public in conversations and hand out takeaways. NOTE: Eve Mosher used a Socratic approach to having conversations with the public. This means that she asked questions of the public she encountered while drawing the line, refraining from imposing her own views or knowledge on them. There is also the Constructivist approach which means that you start where the person you are talking to is at, find out what they already know about climate change and then build from there. Let the public ask you what you are doing! CONSIDER: It is important to research laws regarding performing the line in public space. You could need to apply for a city permit especially to perform the line through a city park. It is fairly safe to say that if you are not intending to cause harm to public property or obstruct the flow of traffic, this activity is legal. WATCH THE VIDEO: “The Handwriting on the Road” where Eve Mosher talks about some of the intricacies of navigating the public sphere while drawing the HighWaterLine. html?_r=0 STAGE 3 Take HighWaterLine to the Streets Mark the line in your community Eve’s STORY