making the invisible visible
HighWaterLine is a public performance of drawing a blue chalk line around areas of a city or region indicating it's future flood and storm surge vulnerabilities made more frequent and more dangerous by climate change.
In 2007, artist Eve Mosher conceived of and executed the original HighWaterLine in New York City. In 2011, she collaborated with Heidi Quante to create HighWaterLine 2.0, which sought to deepen community engagement and ownership of the project in other regions of the world.
After completing HWL Miami and Bristol, Eve & Heidi co-wrote the Guide to Creative Community Engagement to encourage others to take on their own local HighWaterLine or other creative climate project based on the tools they share in the guide.
HighWaterLine was originally created by Eve Mosher in New York City. Through collaboration with Heidi Quante and partnership with communities around the globe, as well as through community-led initiatives based on the Guide to Creative Communities, HighWaterLine has now occurred in cities around the globe.
HWL in partnership
These versions of HighWaterLine were initiated by the communities and Eve & Heidi were brought in as consultants to guide, inform and give feedback to the projects as they unfolded.
After publication of the HighWaterLine Guide to Creative Community Engagement, a number of projects were created and carried out using the guide as a plan.