At The Edge – of the Land, of the Ocean, of Change

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_AFSTUDEERWERK_ door Marit Noest

When hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the US in 2012, I knew that I wanted to use the time in my master’s thesis to contribute to more sustainable shores in the area. Now, 3.5 years after the storm, I was able to return to the Jersey Shore with my research, film and design.

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The minefield of a dissonant site – Exploring design strategies

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_AFSTUDEERWERK_ door Sanne van der Mijl
Sites of dissonant heritage are the subject of this research. The remnants of war symbolize a communal traumatic memory. The consequences of disturbing events result in a scarred landscape. This research is a triangulation between landscape architecture, heritage studies and experience theory. The synthesis led to the creation and use of the model for experiencing a dissonant heritage site.

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Fieldwork in the Dutch Caribbean: Developing sustainable tourism on St Eustatius

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_OVERIGE_ door Mart Reiling & Ineke van Kapel
For my thesis (Ineke) and for the experience (Mart), we went to the small and quite unknown Caribbean island, St Eustatius (Statia). We spent five weeks exploring the possibilities for sustainable tourism development on the island and creating different spatial scenarios that we presented to the inhabitants of Statia.

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