Confluence Project

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Confluence Project is an initiative to reclaim, transform and reimagine seven places along the historic Columbia River Basin, through permanent art installations by Maya Lin. Each site along the 450-mile course of the project is a place where waterways merge or traditional peoples have gathered, and each was a scene of meeting between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Through Maya Lin's creative interventions into their history and terrain, these seven sites will now offer new points of encounter between the natural world and the built environment, the past and the present, for people of all backgrounds.

"It is sometimes good to understand what's been lost, what is irrecoverable, what is valuable to us and what we would like to repair."
—Maya Lin

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resource: The Confluence Project