The second article in a featured series on the role of artists in disaster management and resilience on Creative Exchange.
Hurricane Katrina was one of the most deadly, destructive, and costly natural disasters in the United States. This year commemorates the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, providing opportunity to learn and implement lessons for creative preparation and recovery from natural disasters. Innovative artist-led efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana are addressing long-standing issues in emergency management through forming grassroots organizations, developing public art installations as part of the city wide emergency system, and sustaining work through multi-sector partnerships. Emerging from one of the most destructive disasters are some of the most constructive tools for art and community development. This is the second in a series about the role of artists in disaster management and resilience. See the first story here.
Photograph: James Shaw
Original Publication: http://springboardexchange.org/publicartandpreparedness/