Rising Waters Confab

The Rising Waters Confab aims to spark new thinking and to influence civic will toward finding and spreading solutions to the rising waters of climate change. This movement is a collective effort guided by a diverse array of artists and writers in a spirit of collaboration with scientists, activists, advocates, philanthropists, and island dwellers.

The opinions expressed in this blog are exclusively those of the authors and should not be construed as the position of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Jul 2, 2017


I highly recommend this article: An excerpt: In Albrecht’s view, the residents of the Upper Hunter were suffering not just from the strain of living in difficult conditions but also from something more fundamental: a hitherto unrecognized psychological condition. In … Continue reading →

Jul 20, 2016


The Rising Waters artists loved the food and the spirit of Shuna Lydon.  So glad to see her celebrated online by the NY Times.  Click here for story, recipes and slideshow.

Jul 4, 2016


Keeping a multi-billion dollar industry afloat Video on Fusion TV regarding real estate and sea level rise.  

Jul 1, 2016


Short interview with the filmmaker that expresses a perspective that seems well worth considering! Cheers. “Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox contemplates our climate-change future by exploring the human qualities that global warming can’t destroy.”

Jun 28, 2016


The ethical principles below were used by the Isle de Jean Charles band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe – Lowlander Center for its re-settlement proposal.  Here is the vision statement by the Tribe: http://www.coastalresettlement.org/the-vision.html Download PDF of Principles. Click Here. Resettlement Principles  Anthony Oliver-Smith … Continue reading →...

Jun 28, 2016


All this week, Chris Hayes is presenting stories about the rising sea levels.  Last night he presented the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana.  The first American town to be official abandoned due to rising sea levels.  Here is a … Continue reading →

Jun 27, 2016


In collaboration with Greenpeace, world renowned italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has performed a historic concert, set on a floating platform in the arctic ocean. against the icy backdrop of the wahlenbergbreen glacier in svalbard, Norway, Einaudi has played … Continue reading →

Jun 27, 2016


ECOLOGIES OF EXISTENCE 06/30/2016 Symposium with the Archipelago Lab The pla­ne­ta­ry si­tua­ti­on, as it may be, is per­cei­ved as one of cri­sis; eco­lo­gi­cal­ly, eco­no­mi­cal­ly, and men­tal­ly. Whi­le the im­pact and de­struc­tive force of en­vi­ron­men­tal chan­ge re­cei­ve new at­ten­ti­on in the dis­cour­se … Continue reading →...

Jun 21, 2016


By WILLIAM J. BROAD JUNE 20, 2016 http://graphics8.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004478187

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