This past weekend I was invited to present some of my work to a group of architects, graphic designers, engineers, and other design practitioners from around the world who were visiting New Orleans through the Loeb Fellowship, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The goal was to provide some visual context as the group learned about the impact of the oil and gas industries on the coastal ecosystem, the various projects that are attempting to slow the rate of land loss, and the cultures and communities that are truly at stake as South Louisiana dissolves.
It was a nice opportunity to comb back through different assignments and excerpts from trips that I’ve made down the bayou, and rather than dump a folder back on a hard drive I thought I should share. The following edit (if you can call it that) might be too much, but you have to imagine the sound of my voice narrating with some really insightful and poignant details for five to seven minutes… See?
Some recent commissions that have helped me get out to explore the Gulf Coast:
MATTER: Louisiana Loses its Boot