Raising Islands

The atoll environment is one of the most challenging 'human ecology' scenarios on earth; despite this, the people of the Marshall Islands have occupied their atolls for millenia.  This project investigates the traditional cultural practices which enabled the ancestors of the Marshallese people to flourish, and pairs it with modern technologies in order to synthesize a proposal which could empower contemporary Marshall Islanders to transform their landscape and develop sustainable livelihoods in this extreme environment.