The inaugural Keeping History Above Water conference in April 2016 kicked off a cascade of related projects and programs, both close to home in Newport and around the world. Check out what’s keeping us busy!

We are…

keeping-74-bridge-street-above-water-coverDeveloping design interventions and SLR visualizations for the Point Neighborhood in Newport with RISD’s Interior Architecture program. Proposals were shared at a community open house on May 26, 2017, and the exhibit was on view at Emmanuel Church in Newport during Summer 2017.

Partnering with US/ICOMOS to develop and maintain a virtual Knowledge Community on Climate Change and Heritage. Our first big project was a countdown of 22 cultural heritage #climateactions leading up to COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Follow @USICOMOS or @US/ICOMOSClimate for the latest.

Sharing the results of our Keeping 74 Bridge Street Case Study:

  • The exhibition was on view in the Peerless Building (also home to Union Studio) in Providence, RI, summer 2016 and at Roger Williams University in November 2016.
  • The exhibition booklet, “Keeping 74 Bridge Street Above Water,” is downloadable as a PDF here.

Hosting conferences and workshops across the country. In 2017, KHAW traveled to Annapolis, Palo Alto in 2018, and St. Augustine and Nantucket in 2019. KHAW: Caribbean in March 2020 was postponed, but we are actively planning future conferences. Stay tuned!