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Start Date:

31st July 2010

Estimated Distance:

15,000 miles

Countries Visited:

UK, Denmark, Iceland, Germany,
Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Lebanon

The Team:

Tamsin Davies, Serena Davies and
Adam Whitaker

Fault Line Living are winners of the 2010 ‘Go Beyond’ bursary from The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Land Rover.  This annual award aims to promote a wider understanding and enjoyment of geography as well as facilitate individuals going beyond their normal limits and boundaries.  Find out more about the bursary and how to apply here.

Fault Line Living is a 15,000 mile expedition and multi-media project exploring the human stories of people living on fault lines. Fault lines are where the natural world most catastrophically collides with the human world. Cities can be torn apart, children can grow up knowing an earthquake drill before knowing a nursery rhyme. On the other hand, the benefits and even the allure of living near a fault line can outweigh the risks.

Fault Line Living explores the human stories of those living in such environments. Driving along some of the world’s most active fault lines, the journey will explore what it’s really like to live in these danger zones, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Along the way we will be working with school students, seismologists and citizens of each country to investigate how different communities adapt to the challenges of life on a fault line.

Dr Rita Gardner, Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) said, “This project, made possible through our partnership with Land Rover, shows the power of geography and its impact on people, places and environments. The team will, as well as ‘going beyond’ their normal limits and boundaries, be supporting one of the Society’s objectives which is to promote the wider understanding of our world.”

Serena Davies

Serena is a producer and director of factual television and previously worked in the BBC Science and History department. Serena has worked on programmes such as David Attenborough on Climate Change: Britain Under Threat, the history series Timewatch and the critically acclaimed series Last Man Standing.

Tamsin Davies

Tamsin heads up the Innovation department at Fallon, one of the UK’s leading advertising agencies. Recently, she has been involved in the conception and development of START – a nationwide initiative by The Prince’s Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable living. With a degree in Geography, Tamsin has always been a keen traveller and has lived in New York, Buenos Aires and Lagos.

Adam Whitaker

Adam is a graduate of Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art, and has been working as a designer and photographer based in London and New York for fifteen years. He has undertaken assignments worldwide in places such as Africa, Cuba, Russia, Argentina, Mongolia, Ecuador and Syria, and has exhibited his photography in New York and London. Adam has been awarded many times by D&AD, The One Show (New York), The Art Directors Club Of New York and The Design Week Awards. Last year he completed the Mongol Rally with Tamsin.

As part of Land Rover’s commitment to sustainability, the carbon emissions from the manufacturing and mileage of the Defender 110 are being offset through ClimateCare, who run Land Rover’s CO2 Offset Programme all over Our Planet.