ADAPTING TO RISING TIDES
HAYWARD SHORELINE INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Elder developed a submersible topographic model of the East Bay shoreline as part of SEA CHANGE, a multi-disciplinary exhibition co-produced with Curator Enid Baxter Royce, the staff naturalists and WEAD.
For 2 months she facilitated workshops for Bay Campers. They built urban environments like the ones outside the lab's windows: factories, warehouses, wastewater treatment, BART, sports stadiums, the airport. After campers watched the sink fill and their buildings float away, they were coached and then armed with glue guns and scrap materials to construct alternative "fixes" to the predicaments. Their models were often original and always brilliant including house boats, buoyant sewer lines, floating farms, elevated power sources and water taxis.