Culture After Disaster:
Haiti After the Earthquake
This is the first in a series of discussions focusing on the impact of natural and man-made disasters on culture and the role artists play in the aftermath of abrupt ruptures with the past. Panelists will discuss what was lost culturally in Haiti, what was saved, and how regional and international financial and philanthropic intervention drives new paths of creativity and the dissemination and interpretation of culture.
Alexandra Barbot, Artist, Director, Haitian Historical Museum and Archives
Philippe Dodard, Artist and Director of the National School of Arts in Haiti
Jean-Germain Gros, Associate Professor Political Science and Public Policy, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Babacar M’bow, Independent Curator, Managing Editor, Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora
Gregory Vorbe, Artist
Moderated by Bonnie Clearwater, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art. Introduction by Daniel Fils-Aime, Chairman, Haitian-American Historical Society.