Apr 18, 2006 through Jun 13, 2006
As New Yorkers know all too well, nothing reveals the strengths and vulnerabilities of a city like disaster and its aftermath. Learning from Disaster presents photographs and text that use New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as a lens through which to understand urban conditions. The work was created by nine students from Purchase College, SUNY, who spent five days in early January in New Orleans on a trip organized by The Center for the Living City at Purchase. The students, majoring in fields as diverse as Journalism, Environmental Studies, New Media, and Photography, discovered people, places, and issues not yet covered in the national press. The Center for the Living City seeks to focus journalists and others on the complex, interconnected issues that define cities.