To develop resilience strategies implies to understand the relationship that has existed between the coastline and the city. The past, shown in the people’s memories of a specific moment or place, turns into the starting point to learn, debate and make decisions that allow to build a resilient future.
The time capsules were a communication method between past and future. They were used to read, translate and store meteorological and graphic data that allowed to discover different physical processes present in space but invisible to the naked eye.
To create strategic and resilient plans requires the active participation of the city population in the recognition, rehabilitation and reconnection of the coast with its context. We developed participate workshops in three coastline points (paitilla, boca la caja and coco del mar) based in the construction of a hydroponic garden using plastic bottles.
To give the chance to the citizens to see the actual reality of the coastline is a way to propitiate dialogs based in problems and solutions about what is going on in the coast. During a bike ride, citizens used a virtual reality gogles that were playing a 360 video of the coastline viewed form the sea. This contradiction allowed the bike conductor to establish conversations about what is not present anymore and what is missing. That way, people can imagine an accessible coastline for the citizens.
The last activity consisted in two two level scaffolds were people had an approach to the past and the future of the coast and chatted about a possible identity of the coastline. It was an immersive activity that pretended to work as a time machine, detonating reflections about the past of city and their imaginary of the future.