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5getting started In 2007, visual artist Eve Mosher embarked on a journey to map the areas in New York City predicted to be impacted by increased flooding due to stronger storms fueled by climate change . Mosher researched climate science, spoke with climate scientists, and charted flood zones onto Google maps . She then spent six months using chalk and a sports field marker to draw the 10-foot above sea level or 100-year flood line on the city streets and sidewalks of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The line extended nearly 70 miles through coastline communities that are now being impacted in this century by extreme weather and storms intensified by climate change . Mosher named the project HighWaterLine and engaged people on the streets while marking the line . The act of physically marking the projected flood zone was a performative gesture, interrupting the routine of daily life in the city, while providing a platform for dialogue about climate change and its local and global impacts. Melding science, art, data-visualization, and public education, this action invites a range of opportunities to engage citizens in conversations on climate change and how we can adapt to the changes in our natural and built environments . The project garnered global media attention for its simple yet powerful statement in visualizing climate change impacts: first when it was created in 2007 and later when the same area that Mosher demarcated in her art project was then flooded in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy, as was projected by many scientists. Today, Mosher invites you to join her in creating the HighWaterLine in your community – to mark a flood zone or sea level rise in your neighborhood or region, and to develop strategies to engage in dialogue about climate change and what we can do to address the inevitable threats of extreme weather and other severe ecological impacts . New York-based artist Eve Mosher creates work that investigates landscape as a starting point for audience exploration of urban issues .Herpublicworks raise issues of concern for public/private space use, history of place, cultural and social issues, and understanding of an urban ecosystem . Mosher’s visualization methodology is her medium. Out in the public sphere, armed with scientific research, she makes visible the intersticesofnatureandhumanactivity .Mosher hasreceivedgrantsfromNewYorkStateCouncil on the Arts and New York Department of Cultural Affairs both through the Brooklyn Arts Council, The Compton Foundation, Invoking the Pause, 11th Hour Project, and The City Parks Foundation . She holds a Masters of Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a major in sculpture and a minor in photography, and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from Texas A & M University with a major in architecture and a minor in photography . Eve Mosher is currently a consultant and leader for the Professional Development Program at Creative Capital and is an Assistant Professor at Parsons the New School for Design, both in New York City. the story of the highwaterline watch this video introduction Eve Mosher’s HighWaterLine A film by Cicala Filmworks and The Canary Project For more about the project visit the site: Find this link on about the artist: eve mosher