Artist: Luisa Dantas
New Orleans, LA

ThisPlaceMeant/Home will bring together diverse communities in New Orleans around the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to share and create innovative stories and art work that engages with the themes of displacement and home. Through the lens of Land of Opportunity – an interactive experiment in documenting post-disaster community (re) building in America – the group along with interdisciplinary artists and community groups will facilitate a series of multimedia storytelling and journalism workshops, and site-specific art-work that will unite starkly different perspectives: public housing residents, urban planners, community organizers, and those in the Katrina diaspora-around powerful shared themes.