Shorefast: The Small Town Innovation of Zita Cobb




Zita Cobb (top-left) grew up in Fogo, a small town along the northeast coast of Newfoundland and moved at 16 years old for greater opportunity. After retiring, she returned to Fogo and founded Shorefast – a social enterprise focused on reviving rural economies through art, design and innovation. Shorefast developed creative residencies (bottom right) and the Fogo Island Inn (top right, bottom left). The design of the buildings is the result of combining two major themes – traditional Newfoundland heritage with modern architecture.

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