Mapping hurricane hazards, survivals and repair in Dominica


Making life amidst the environmental crises of Man


Learning how communities survived past storms and built houses with the hurricane in mind.


Sharing stories of life and repair in the wake of Hurricane Maria and other storms.


Locating hazards and sharing knowledge of adaption in a warming world.

Latest from the blog

  • Surviving Storms | CCC UK Symposium 2022 @Goldsmiths

    On the 7th of November 2022, a rainy Monday morning, we gathered into a classroom in the Professor Stuart Hall building at Goldsmiths University for the UK Symposium for the Surviving Storms | Caribbean Cyclone Cartography project. In the room from Dominica were project collaborators Kaila Ann Guiste and Gibran Espirit (research interns), along with […]
  • [New Book!] Papillote Press presents, ‘Still Standing: the Ti Kais of Dominica’

    Still Standing By Adom Philogene Heron Photographs by Marica Honychurch ISBN: 9781838041588 Original paperback Price: £21.50 Publication: October 2022 This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of the vanishing vernacular architecture of Dominica. These small wooden homes, ingeniously crafted and carefully adapted to their environment, have withstood hurricanes and earthquakes since their emergence in the post-emancipation period. […]
  • A Tribute to Women Farmers in Dominica

    A Tribute to Women Farmers in Dominica: Recording their Life Stories The Women Farmers Oral History work stream set out to record and share the life histories of long-time women farmers. We considered the centrality of farming: as the lifeblood of Dominica’s economy; as an integral aspect of the island’s environmental sustainability; and as well […]
  • MGI’s 2022 Symposium Report: Dominica well on the road to recovery

    As the Surviving Storms | Caribbean Cyclone Cartography Project approaches its final months, our first post-research symposium took place at the Fort Young Hotel, in the Commonwealth of Dominica on August 25th and 26th 2022. Each work package presented its outcomes so far at the interactive workshop, which included short films, books (soon to be […]
  • [CLACS Seminar] Still Standing: Notes from the Ti Kai Project, Dominica

    CLACS, School of Advanced Study University of London Seminar Online presentation introducing the Ti Kai Project Chair: Oscar Webber (CLACS, IMLR) Speakers: Adom Philogene Heron (Goldsmiths, University of London)Marica Honychurch (Photographer and President of Dominican Society for Heritage, Architectural, Preservation and Enhancement, SHAPE)Jeanne Royer (Dominican architecture student, Havana)Polly Patullo (Author, publisher, and co-founder of Papillote Press) […]

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