Seaside: A Creative Platform for Coast Territories


Edited by Jörg Schröder and Alissa Diesch

ISBN 978-3-946296-41-6


Half of the people in Europe are living near to the sea, at once we imagine the seafront of Barcelona or Copenhagen. We want to direct curiosity to the SEASIDE beyond metropolis. In the Covid-19 situation, many people became aware of small towns, villages and countryside, for leisure, but also for new living and working models, supported by digital dimensions. Our interest is to explore and to design SEASIDE beyond metropolis as hotspots for resilience - facing rising sea levels and climatic, social, and economic changes. The aim is to develop creative approaches in urbanism to creating new vibrant and dynamic places and communities in peripheral and marginalised areas, to explore and invent spaces at the sea/land interface with high architectural and urban qualities. Case studies in SEASIDE include coast territories in Germany (Rügen and Wilhelmshaven), France (Crozon Peninsula in Brittany), France and Belgium (Dunkirk and Niuwpoort), Spain (Mar Menor), Italy (Riviera dei Fiori and Barletta-Andria-Trani).