Ephemeral Coast identifies the coastline as a site and indicator of the radical shifts in geography literally taking place now as a result of environmental degradation and proposes that curating contemporary art is a unique process through which we may discover, analyze, re-imagine and re-frame the emotive discourses surrounding the ecological and cultural transformations of the coastline. Ephemeral Coast links coastal spaces internationally, including Wales, Mauritius, the USA, Mexico and Canada. Working with an array of artists, climate change scientists and thinkers from the humanities, the project seeks to develop a nexus of understanding between art, empathy, and the degradation of the ocean. 

Celina Jeffery, University of Ottawa