Art Islands: Ecological Thought and Mass Tourism in the Redesigned Canary Islands When modern artist and architect Cesar Manrique returned home to Lanzarote, the northernmost of the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco, after a twenty-year sojourn abroad to study modern art in 1964, he returned to an island in flux. Energized by a … Continue reading Art Islands
Welcome to Las Salinas de Janubio, a salt farm on the Western coast. Like the senmaida of Japan's Noto Peninsula, the salt fields are an agricultural heritage site. It has fewer visitors, however, and I'm not sure why. Las Salinas has neat squares of my favorite colors, celadon and rust and nothing quite white, and … Continue reading Las Salinas de Janubio
The last days in China were a blur. With only a week off in-between the installation of the nursery and the arrival of TNC's Global and China Board Members, we all took breaks and time to explore. Except Jun. Jun doesn't really "take breaks." The board arrived and was hosted by the developer sponsoring, in … Continue reading After China
A late afternoon in a village sitting on aquaculture pens.
Mass tourism and Chinese diving
April 15th, 2016, Sanya, China - The sun was already high and hot over our heads when the final Nature Conservancy Scientist arrived at Sunny Bay for China's first extensive coral nursery project. Dr. Phil Kramer, a boisterous and overworked senior scientist on The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Global Oceans team, was already geared up to … Continue reading Coral Trees or, Thanks Obama
Deep Water, Horizons: Artificial Reef Communities, Above and Below the Water Line Rennie Meyers Submitted April 26th, 2016 Bahama Residential Complex, Sanya, China My last quarterly report begins with failure. In a year defined by opportunity, where you feel like the sole object and master of your experience, accepting failure for itself can reset expectations. I … Continue reading Quarterly Report, III