Friday, August 27, 2010
Lowernine.org is a charitable organisation dedicated to rebuilding the ravaged Lower Ninth-Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana which due to its proximity to the Industrial Canal levee breach, was one of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Lowernine.org are aiming for a holistic rebuilding of a community, through such projects as a home rebuilding training program whereby essential skills such as carpentry, electrics and plumbing allow neighbours to work together to build a safer, greener and cleaner area for them and their children. In addition to rebuilding houses, new projects such as the community garden overcome logistical issues such as a lack of amenities in the area as a result of the widespread devastation. This kind of grassroots development demonstrates how in the face of disaster, communities can change for the better.
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 11:11 AM