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Still standing: the ti kais of Dominica[Cover image credit ©Dora Papp] Surviving Storms | CCC team members have been busy working to establish the ti kai collective a group of Dominican architects, vernacular heritage campaigners and architecture students who will undertake the first ever survey of Dominica’s distinctive ti kais (‘small houses’). The collective is made up of Dr Adom Philogene […]
Transitions: Geospatial Fieldwork in DominicaPreparations began in August 2020 when the Mona Geoinformatics institute (MGI) recruited, me a GIS research associate to work full time on the Caribbean Cyclone Cartography (CCC) project. I had not long graduated with an MSc in Geospatial Science and was delighted to find a project that aligned to the focus of my thesis, which […]
Mapping Dominica’s Road to Resilience – The 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane MariaThree years ago, the skies over the island nation of Dominica darkened, powerful winds picked up, and waves began crashing onshore with great intensity. Unknown to the people of Dominica, Hurricane Maria was gearing up to make landfall on the southwest coast of the island, a hurricane event that would eventually leave 31 people dead, 37 missing, and […]
Drifted AwayCCC have been working with local artists who have been creating artistic work as a form of therapy, a kind of healing. As part of these engagements, we supported Dominican artist and mother Melia Delsol and ethnobotanist and artist Dóra Papp to submit their work to Cornell University’s Dark Laboratory Photographic Essay Prize. They came […]
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Inaugural Project SymposiumMorne Bruce, Dominica | 6th May 2021 On the 6th May 2021 the Surviving Storms…
HeartlandA love letter to fruit and family | An almanac for Caribbean futures This multi-modal…
A Journey Through Storms PastAn Archive Intern’s Podcast Kaila-Ann Guiste (a student at Dominica State College + Create Caribbean…
Besides rivers: abundant life and ecologies of hopeAn essay on Caribbean cosmology, rivers, hurricanes and healing in response to an ethnobotanical art…
Workshop 3 + 4 : Learning about film on filmLed (via video link) by Dr Ricardo Leizaola, a Venezuelan visual ethnographer based at Goldsmiths…
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