About the event

Marking the 10th year since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Katrina AfterMaps includes discussions and performances that interrogate what happens when places and cities are katrinaed—impacted by a critical juncture of natural calamities and socially-orchestrated disaster. What remains? What must be made anew? Exploring the devastation of a Katrina as an ongoing and proliferating process resulting from concerted economic and socio-political pressures which impact all aspects of public and private life, this conversation will look to activists, writers, artists, actors, urbanists, geographers, sociologists, and educators to speak of the displaced and those longing for return.


4:30-5:00 pm: Hurricane Season Performance by Climbing PoeTree

5:10-6:10 pm: Haunted Art Infrastructures

Panel: Kalamu ya Salaam, Climbing PoeTree, Nicole Cooley, Stacy Parker Le Melle, Moderator: Tonya M. Foster

6:30-7:30 pm: Kalamu ya Salaam (Keynote)

This event is presented as part of Narrating Change, Changing Narratives, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information or to join, email [email protected].

Co-sponsored by the Critical Psychology Cluster (PhD Programs in Critical Social/Personality Psychology and Environmental Psychology); the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC); The Public Science Project; Narrating Change Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.