Home: Climate change in New York
|The participants of New York
and Samoa are sharing blogs about climate
change and its cultural impacts. The following is one of these blogs.
You can see more on the
“ Rethinking Home: Climate change in New York
|The Samoan group met at the
U.S. embassy for the video conference to New York during the second day
of their workshop.
surprisingly large number of National University of Samoa students and
professors joined the workshop, providing a balance of students and
adults similar to that in the New York group.
Here the group is
taking turns introducing themselves to the New York participants while
Jacki Lacey recorded their side of the conference.” (At US Embassy to
in Samoa and New York both face challenges to home and homelands from
the increasing severity of climate‐changed weather systems. Between
September 2013 and July 2014, a group of Samoans and New Yorkers, with
homes in coastal areas impacted by hurricanes, are working together to
share and learn from their personal and community experiences of
groups are approaching the issue by focusing on houses and the idea of
home. In workshops we'll explore how our houses define us; how they
either succeed or fail in sheltering us; and might adapt in the future.
sessions in May and June 2014 are centering on the traditional house of
Samoa and on rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island. The
teams are keeping in touch with each other through discussions in
Facebook and on the project’s blog (see link on this page). We will
produce material for schools and other online resources. The project
will create strong cross-cultural exchanges and strengthen personal
resources for dealing with climate change.
more information please contact Jenny Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jacklyn Lacey at email@example.com
Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa is supported by Museum Connect, a grant program of
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.
Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa
of Samoa photos: Lumepa Apelu in the Solomon
Islands with executives of PIMA
of Samoa photo: Previous
Principal of Museum and Acting Principal of
Archives attending a
PIMA conference in Canberra Australia, 2011