Galen Koch: Coastal Communities in Maine
October 25, 2019
College of the Atlantic
Visiting artist and journalist Galen Koch will join us to talk about coastal communities in Maine, their sense of place and how she captures all that through sound art.
Galen is the driving force behind The First Coast, a mobile recording studio that she takes to year-round coastal communities in Maine during the off-season.
Through interviews, exhibitions, and soundwalks, she engages residents in conversations about their working maritime identity and personal perspectives of place.
Galen is currently spending two weeks in Bar Harbor interviewing and collecting stories from locals whose lives are connected to the ocean in collaboration with a few COA students.
In her talk, she will share what she’s discovered about Maine communities in her journeys up and down the coast, the idea behind The First Coast, and sound as a documentary medium.
Thank you to the Mapping Ocean Stories working group and FA20 Documentary Video Studio class for the support. For more information, please email us.
On Thursday September 12, Consortium members gathered for a luncheon and roundtable discussion with Ane Lone Bagger, Greenland’s Minister of Education, Culture, Church and Foreign Affairs.
The event, held at the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) in Portland, was sponsored by the Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO).
Minister Bagger spoke about Greenland's education system and its priorities for the future. Of particular interest to Consortium members is Greenland's new law that mandates study abroad at the master's level in higher education.
Greenland looks forward to expanded opportunities for cross-border education with other universities.
Ane Lone Bagger, Greenland’s Minister of Education, Culture, Church and Foreign Affairs
Photographs by Tim Greenway