Noa Greenspan ’23
Climate Story Incubator: Coastal Futures
Certificate(s): Creative Writing, Environmental Studies
The Coastal Futures project aims to tell audio stories about the impacts of sea level rise and flooding in East Coast communities, and more broadly, to relate how community members view their coastal identities and futures. I worked from my home region of southeastern Virginia, where I wrote and produced two stories for the project. The first examined the city’s history of displacement through the story of a public housing unit in Norfolk that is currently being replaced by flood-resilient, mixed-income housing. The second explored clashing perspectives of Virginia Beach’s nonnative palm trees and the city’s identity as a tourist town.
Environmental Media Lab, Effron Center for the Study of America and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University - Princeton, New Jersey; Virginia Beach, Virginia
Allison Carruth, Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Diana Little, Ph.D. candidate, English; Kyra Morris, Ph.D. candidate, English; Gemma Sahwell, Ph.D. candidate, Geosciences