Konstnärliga metoder kommunicerar Kustlandskapets dynamik / Artistic methods communicates the dynamics of the coastal landscape
Due to climate changes and global warming, sea level rises. In Sweden, this affects primarily the coast of Skåne where land uplift is minimal. The understanding and commitment to coastal planning seems limited, and the reasons can be several; the question of responsibility is unclear, there is uncertainty about which measures are the best, the difficulty of understanding the coastal dynamics when the coast is described as a static line on different maps, and last but not least people might not want to accept that part of the landscape will disappear as the landscape is something we identify with, both individually and as a cultural community. Some research suggests that storytelling and artistic methods can be used to develop understanding and preparedness in relation to climate change. The explorative work discussed in this article is based on a curiosity about and a trying out of such methods, in collaboration with master students in landscape architecture from SLU, Alnarp. The investigations gave new knowledge to students and a wider public, a new platform to discuss coastal landscape dynamics and alternative design and planning strategies. The methods used also proved to be possible to develop for other types of understanding, and opened up for new strategies and solutions to coastal planning and design for the future.