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|After the Flood: Building on Higher Ground
+ Sustainable Dialogues
Re-thinking and re-building New Orleans
Curated by Christian Ditlev Bruun
AFTER THE FLOOD: Building on Higher Ground, an exhibition produced for the 10th International Venice Architecture Biennale, offers a range of architectural responses to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in August 2005.
| Since opening in Venezia in 2006
the exhibition and symposium have opened in
Bangkok, Panama, and Los Angeles.
CLICK BELOW FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF EACH VENUE:
1 - Michelle Jellison - Montana State University
|The Alluvial Sponge Comb
by Anderson Anderson Architecture.
Made of flexible, superabsorbent material, the multifinger sponge captures water to become a temporary flood barrier. This design is meant to harmonize with the natural ebb and flow of water, rather than resist it.
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organized by the Tulane School of Architecture and Dean Reed Kroloff, presents several initiatives for rebuilding New Orleans. Jazz Center and Heritage Park, a major downtown development designed by Morphosis, are displayed in addition to a range of replacement housing proposals by well-known practitioners.
Also included are the entries from six finalists in the first stage of a competition sponsored by the organization Global Green USA and Brad Pitt, which propose sustainable housing for New Orleans. Material from the book New Orleans: Strategies for a City in Soft Land is presented as well. This book, by Joan Busquets in collaboration with Felipe Correa, was produced by joint studios at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Tulane University’s School of Architecture.
|Photography / Video
From helicopters and on the ground, photographerGoodman documented the scale and scope of the hurricane’s aftermath in New Orleans. Both abstract and immediate, his work offers a variety of perspectives on the confrontation between the built and the natural environments.
MICHAEL GOODMAN DOCUMENTATION
Architectural photographer and documentary
filmmaker Alexander remained in New Orleans
during Hurricane Katrina. Excerpts from his video An Eye in the Storm lend a human face to the harrowing days of this disaster.
NEIL ALEXANDER DOCUMENTATION
Following the catastrophic impact of the Tsunami in Southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, an incredible outpouring of international response from architects and environmentalist has resulted in a wide-range of alternative sustainable design strategies.
Sustainable Dialogues Symposium is bringing together innovative architects and experts on sustainability, design, and planning from around the world to discuss their current work and its relevance for the planning processes currently underway in New Orleans and similar low-lying flood plain areas.
What role should sustainable architecture and urban design play in the on-going process of recovery? Given the range of catastrophic events, the symposium also considers the larger context of environmental changes in ecological patterns, ranging from tsunamis to hurricanes. What impact do these processes have on the reorganization of the natural and man-made landscapes and the role the design community can play in initiating changes?
The importance of collective thought and action, drawn from various regions of the globe, mark the emergence of new strategies for imagining the reconstruction of the contemporary city as an alternative and sustainable form of urbanism.
Anthony Fontenot, Organizer