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Ebb & Flow

Part 2 Project 2021
Ross Startin
Jason Sim
Jake Mace
George Luffingham
Oliver Laity
University of Bath | UK
Located on the boundary of the Somerset levels and the River Severn, Western-super-Mare sits on the liminal border of sea and floodplain.

Water, people and nature ebb and flow across different timescales: the hills push through into the sky; the town grows away from the sea; the tide recedes daily to reveal the iconic mud flats; seaside tourists flock to the beach in summer; and birds migrate before travelling further north in the spring.

It is through this lens that we consider the three elements of the town: Weston (west-settlement)
Super (on/over)
Mare (sea)

The fourth order is not a hierarchy, but a series of exchanges; Weston, Super and Mare coexist in a natural harmony. This rebalancing forms the foundation from which the key strategies are built, from this new society the Westonian emerges.

Their role is to nurture the new exchanges of Weston, Super and Mare, providing new attitudes to their locale. They pledge to be unbiased when defining their decisions valuing the impacts to all life and matter.

As their influence deepens, the town shifts its direction, moving into the Fourth Order and away from the debilitating hold of Carbon.

Ross Startin
Jason Sim
Jake Mace
George Luffingham
Oliver Laity

Tutor(s)
Jayne Barlow
Anne Claxton
Rupert Grierson
Andrew Jarvis
Alexander Wright
2021
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