ACADEMIC      PROF DAN HISEL      SPRING 2010      NEW YORK, NY

IN NEW YORK CITY, RESIDENTS ARE OFTEN UNCONCERNED WITH SEA LEVEL RISE DUE TO A LACK OF PHYSICAL INTERACTION WITH THE COAST. THE MUSEUM OF THE RISING TIDES WILL FACILITATE THIS INTERACTION THROUGHOUT ITS INTERIOR SPACES. AS THE DAILY TIDE SHIFTS, THE CIRCULATION CORRIDORS CHANGE DRASTICALLY. FLOATING PLATFORMS, FLOODING CHAMBERS, AND MOVING STAIRCASES ARE JUST SOME OF THE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS THAT PROMOTE THE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE. WHILE ON LAND, RESIDENTS ARE UNABLE TO COMPREHEND THE POWERFUL AND SUBLIME FORCES OF WATER. THE SPATIAL EXPERIENCE OF THE MUSEUM WILL PAINT A POETIC UNDERSTANDING OF THIS NATURAL PHENOMENON IN HOPES OF RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS INTO THIS DANGEROUS AND UNPREDICTABLE SUBLIME FORCE.