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Speak-Ez: Hear The Voices of Experience

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Parsons East Building, 2nd floor 25 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003

We are bombarded with shocking images of extreme weather and its devastating impacts. All life as well as what we build to protect ourselves is being uprooted, shattered. The already vulnerable are hit hardest. And we are being called on to respond to this new world.

How can we answer the call when we have cut ourselves off from fully ‘taking in’ this collective social-injustice and ecological challenge? How can we imagine what it is to have everything torn away from us by the very Elements we thought we had insulated ourselves from: fierce winds, torrential waters, mudslides, earthquakes, and raging, consuming fires.

Come experience on your own terms without crowds or observers the voices of those who have experienced Climate Disaster and Injustice in a place where you can Speak-EZ. 

Hurricanes Irma & Maria: Luis Berrios-Negron, Puerto Rico
Hurricane Sandy: Wendy Brawer, Lower East Side, NYC
Hurricane Harvey: Alan Bruton, Houston, Texas

Installation Developers 
Jean Gardner, Associate Professor, School of Constructed Environments (SCE), Parsons
William Eatough, 4th year Dual Degree graduate student, Masters of Architecture & Lighting, SCE, Parsons
Gisbel Videla, 4th year Dual Degree graduate student, Masters of Architecture & Lighting, SCE, Parsons.

Tishman Environment & Design Center, The New School
School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design

De camino al Yunque. // En route to El Yunque rainforest.
by Luis Berrios-Negron

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