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December 13, 2023
Leadership in Place
Shorefast’s CEO & Founder, Zita Cobb, on the importance of local leadership in the places we live.
November 7, 2023
Zita Cobb delivers the Keynote at the Evergreen Conference
Shorefast's CEO joined thought leaders, community members, private and public sector innovators, and city builders from across the country to talk about place as key to a resilient and connected future.
September 26, 2023
Rocks have Stories to Tell – A Conversation with Geologist-in-Residence Peter Croal
Throughout the year, Shorefast welcomes a variety of practitioners ranging from geologists to artists to chefs to Fogo Island. An intended outcome is the exchange of ideas and perspectives that can lay the groundwork for reflection, pause, and new ways of seeing the world in front of us.
September 21, 2023
Crafting for Connection
Shorefast programming provides people with a place to connect with their neighbours and learn more about the culture and nature of Fogo Island.
September 1, 2023
Art & Climate Change
Fogo Island Arts’ partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, the World Weather Network, and contemporary artist Liam Gillick, is shaping a global conversation around art, climate, and the importance of place.
August 24, 2023
Cultural Innovation: A Community Talk with Architect Todd Saunders
Design and architecture can be used to stimulate innovation and give centuries-old knowledge, traditions, and culture an economic foundation.
July 12, 2023
Understanding our Geographic Context: The Importance of the Labrador Current
As an organization grounded in a place-based approach to economic development, we always start with what is in front of us.
June 2, 2023
Community Science on Fogo Island
Engaging community members in ocean research means they bring their historical, cultural, industrial, and lived experience to each project.
May 17, 2023
Food for Thought: Reinforcing our local economy through an appreciation of our foodways
May 12, 2023
Know your neighbours, know yourself,” a conversation between Zita Cobb & Michael Bungay Stanier.
April 25, 2023
Zita Cobb was born on Fogo Island in 1958, part of the eighth generation in her family to call the island home. Forced to leave the island after the collapse of the inshore cod fishery, she and her family ended up in Ontario, Canada where she studied business in Ottawa.
April 10, 2023
Fogo Island is a small floret with big stories. Here, we share these stories to present varying views on life, work, and art on this Island in the North Atlantic.