Globalize local initiatives

In this speech, Colette Pichon Battle, formerly of Gulf South Center for Law and Policy and now working with Taproot Earth, explains why in cimate change adaptation the local knowledge of “frontline communities” is important and why and how the local initiativves need to connect and globalize their efforts.

Thanks to Aron Chang for the lead.

The Water Creature of New Orleans

Artist Carole Alden led the design and creation of this 30-foot floating sculpture, working primarily with salvaged materials. The sculpture swam in the Bayou St. John in New Orleans in August 2019 and is now on display at The Green Project. Find out more here. A projet by Blue House, Civic Studio with Water Leaders Institute.

USA; 21. Century; Christian; Visual Art, Sculpture; City: New Orleans

The Stories of Katrina

Launched in 2005, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the stories and digital record of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and the University of New Orleans, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of American History and other partners, organized this project.

Louisiana, USA; 21. Cenury; Various; Oral History Data Base; City: New Orleans and surroundings

The X-Code

Photography by Cynthia Scott of the X-code left by rescue searchers as they systematically covered the city of New Orleans after Hurrica Katrina.

Online Exhibition and detailed info:

Thanks to Craig Colton for the lead!