Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa
Communities in Samoa and New York both face challenges to home and homelands from the increasing severity of climate‐changed weather systems. A group of Samoans and New Yorkers, with homes in coastal areas impacted by hurricanes, will work together to share and learn from their personal and community experiences of climate change. The groups will approach the issue by focusing on houses and the idea of home. In workshops they’ll explore how our houses define us; either succeed or fail in sheltering us; and might adapt in the future.
Practical sessions will center on the traditional house of Samoa and on volunteer work with those rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The teams will continue discussions in an online forum. They will produce a a video for schools, an online exhibition, and other online resources. The project will create strong cross-cultural exchanges and strengthen personal resources for dealing with climate change.
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Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa is supported by Museum Connect, a grant program of the American Alliance of Museums made possible by the U.S Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Museums Connect grant program strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative year-long projects facilitated by museums.
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