From Flood to Beach, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sea
"The year is 2038. The Netherlands is entirely submerged in the sea. Well, not entirely... One small area on the back of the Hondsrug remains standing strong against the surge of waves. And life is not easy, with the immigrants from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. City folk from former Randstad, submerged in the results of years of denial, have come eastwards in flocks, looking to boards Holland’s last Ark. As a result, Drenthe is in turmoil. Under this newly born density of population, people are beginning to wonder: when will things normalise? Will the immigrants from the West integrate into their culture? And what to do with all this water? The first settlers in the Netherlands are now facing their perhaps biggest challenge yet..." — JH
From Flood to Beach, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sea is a book by Jonathan Hielkema developed as a continuation of his documentary Drenthe aan Zee. The five main questions of the documentary are rhythmically translated into this publication consisting of found footage, snapshots, and video stills. The book is printed on waterproof Stone Paper and therefore resistant to any possible flood. The book was designed together with Lukas Engelhardt.
Book, 56 pages,120 x 240 mm, softcover, stone paper