Jeff Carney has presented the video “After Michael: Memory and Reinvention in Port St Joe” on a webinar hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) on June 14, 2022. You can watch the webinar and video here. The Florida Resilient Cities (FRC) won the grant by NASEM within the project “In Times of Crisis“. The video curated by Alyson Larson and coordinated by fellow researcher Eliza Breder showcases FRC work in Port St. Joe (Florida).
`In Times of Crisis awarded video production of projects that focused on the Gulf of Mexico, a region that has faced numerous crises in the last fifteen years. Acute disasters – such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, and COVID-19 plus a record-breaking five-hurricane season in 2020 – as well as longer-term and compounding disasters – the climate crisis and rising sea levels, the opioid epidemic, increasing health disparities, and more – pose grave threats to the region. The need to connect academic experts with local community knowledge, assets, and needs is urgent in order to prepare for and to recover from these crises. The In Times of Crisis project explores and brings attention to these campus-community partnerships through short films that offer insights into the lived experiences of campus professionals as they engage with local communities “in times of crisis.”