Rennie Meyers’ work sits at the nexus of coastal resilience and design. She is concerned with the social, material, and ecological consequences of how we conceive of and maintain our coastlines. Passionate about ceramics, landscapes, and the marine world, Rennie is comprehensively familiar with the policies, politics, and techniques that dictate where and how artificial reefs are installed. She is in the process of completing her Marine Affairs Master’s Degree and Thesis at University of Rhode Island after a year-long Watson fellowship ethnographically documenting artificial and restored reefs.


Screen Shot 2014-05-11 at 8.15.18 PM “Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made.” – Immanuel Kant

Whether or not coral is “made” or “participates” is up for debate. But also because we think we build buildings straight up. Screen Shot 2014-05-11 at 8.15.26 PM