HOW ARTS CONTRIBUTE TO EMERGENCY RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE
The first article in a featured series on the role of artists in disaster management and resilience on Creative Exchange.
How does storytelling help individuals and communities overcome disaster? East Coast Hurricane Sandy survivors became storytellers through Sandy Storyline, a participatory documentary that collects and shares the impact of Hurricane Sandy on communities. In Chicago, Clemantine Wamariya became a storyteller and human rights advocate after she escaped from the Rwandan Genocide at the age of six. Storytelling can be a means to unite, heal, and educate after a disaster. This is the first story in our disaster relief series; see the second story here and the third story here.
Image: Josh Van Praag
Original Publication: http://springboardexchange.org/recoveringthestory/