The Changing Weald Coast, Office Trip 2017

Teams from the London, Berlin and Zurich offices met this June for VOGT’s annual summer trip, this year to the Weald area of outstanding natural beauty in the English counties of Sussex and Kent. Embracing the theme, ‘The Changing Weald Coast’, we took a series of walks along the coastline, exploring three distinct landscape typologies and the agents of change that affect them. We started on the sand dunes of Camber, following the flat landscape of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to the coast. Chalk dominated our second walk as we traversed 22km along the clifftops of the Seven Sisters from Seaford to Eastbourne. Our final stop was the eerie, constantly shifting, shingle desert outcrop of Dungeness. Here we encountered a transient environment, staunch counterculture, birds and plants, all living in the shadow of a nuclear power station.