The University of Massachusetts Amherst

In Pictures

The Art of Resilience: Using art to combat climate change & disasters

Pictured here is “High Tide,” by Carolina Aragón, assistant professor of landscape architecture at UMass Amherst, in the World Bank atrium. It is an abstraction of a marsh landscape, using translucent disks placed at varying levels, marking levels of past and predicted floods, bringing attention to the shifting boundary between land and water. It’s part of “The Art of Resilience” exhibition featuring global artists who are using their art to advance resilience to disasters and climate change. “High Tide” was first installed in 2016 on the the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston. This 2019 version shows projected sea level rise for Washington D.C. for 2050 and 2060. Read more.