Fishing in Newfoundland - a Study of Context



     This research studio  began with an in-depth analysis of the history and current state of fishing in Newfoundland to understand the cultural context in which the project would be designed. By looking at maps, economic reports, environmental and fishing industry data, memoirs, journalism, and historic archives, I was able to understand the long shift in fishing from family businesses, to a mechanized industry and broadly define the architecture and urban planning associated with each era - fishing stages and coves, then warehouses and peninsulas. Finally I was able to identify the latest industry trend toward aquaculture as a response to the decline in Cod populations. Through this research I was able to develop an evidence-based cultural and economic approach to the Future Fisheries project.