from 10:30pm to 12:30pm
The Wolfsonian-FIU | 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach | FL 33139
Participate with nationally-recognized humanities scholars in a discussion of cultural responses to natural disaster and environmental change.
Free and open to the public, but registration is required at:
Craig Colten’s research in recent years has focused the perils of living in coastal Louisiana and community resilience there. His recent books include the award winning An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature (LSU Press, 2005), Perilous Place and Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana (U. Press of Mississippi, 2009), and Southern Waters: The Limits to Abundance (LSU Press, 2014).
Danielle Legros Georges is the author of two books of poetry, The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street, 2016) and Maroon (Curbstone Press, 2001). Her areas of interest include the arts and education, contemporary American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation. Her poems and essays have appeared in publications including The Boston Globe, Agni, Black Renaissance Noire, World Literature Today, Haiti Noir 2: The Classics, Callaloo, and The Women’s Review of Books.
Jorge Rigau, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, founded the School of Architecture and cofounded the graduate program in Landscape Architecture at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, where he still teaches. Author of several books on the architecture of the Hispanic Caribbean, Rigau was honored with the Distinguished Educators’ Award of Latin America from the Pan American Federation of Architects’ Associations.
Dr. Bachin’s areas of research include American urban, environmental, and cultural history. Her books include Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 (University of Chicago Press, 2004) and “Big Bosses:” A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America (University of Chicago Press, 2016). Her current book project is Tropical Urbanism: Modernity, Exoticism, and the Creation of South Florida, 1890-1965.