April 30, 2018

Students study New Orleans’ rich life and tenuous landscape

In the spring course “The Port of New Orleans: Culture and Climate Change,” Professor of Visual Arts Jeff Whetstone led students on an exploration of the city of New Orleans’ cultural and scientific communities in respect to climate change. The course — crossing disciplines of visual arts, environmental studies, and urban studies — focused on how the climate problems of tomorrow imperil New Orleans today and how people and culture can both affect change. Over spring break, Whetstone led students on a trip to the city visiting sites of artistic and scientific intervention, which included a visit to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex.

“Flow: Futures of New Orleans,” an exhibition of models, media, and other works created by students in response to the research data, will be on display from May 18 through 25 in the CoLab at the Lewis Arts complex. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Read the full story written by Morgan Kelly on the Princeton Environmental Institute homepage:

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