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ByWater Institute Future Cities // Future Coasts Speaker Series, in collaboration with the Anthropocene River Campus 

Ryan Griffis, Ned Randolph, and Hannah Chalew in conversation!

"As Ungovernable as Mud: Wetlands, Agriculture, Central Illinois and the Mississippi Watershed"

A Studio in the Woods' 9th annual FORESTival: A Celebration of Art and Nature will be held on Saturday November 16, 2019, 10am – 5pm at A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Road (Westbank, New Orleans).

Overflow parking and shuttle at 9201 Patterson Rd.

Tickets $15*, kids free. Early bird hour 10am – 11am with $10 admission and a bird tour at 10:30am

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University (NOCGS), in partnership with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), is hosting Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta, November 10-16, 2019. This immersive, week-long educational event explores the Mississippi River region as catchment for ecological, industrial and social realities—both historical and current, and as a zone of longstanding interaction between humans and the environment.

Sarah Broom in conversation with Vann Newkirk

Tuesday, February 4, 6pm; preceded by a reception at 5:30pm

Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Arts Center, room 210

The event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required, but please arrive early to guarantee seating.


Lecture-recital on the harmonica in American Music featuring acclaimed musician and teacher, Richard Sleigh.


Richard was born in Philipsburg, a coal mining town in Central Pennsylvania. He first heard the sounds of the Marine Band harmonica as a kid through the music of his great-uncle Bill, who played steam train imitations and songs like “The Irish Washerwoman” to crowds on street corners in his home town.

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South welcomes urbanist, historian, journalist and author Daniel Brook to present the 8th Annual Sylvia R. Frey Lecture. His works have appeared in Harper's, The Nation, The New York Times Magazine and Slate. Brook will discuss his latest work, The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction, which discusses how our nation was birthed from a singularly narrow racial system that was forged in opposition of civil rights.

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South would like to invite you to Coastal New Orleans: Lost Communities of the Urban Delta, 1820s-1920s, a lecture by Richard Campanella.

Old Lake End. Citrus. Elkinsburgh. Metairieville. East End. Lee. South Point. New Lake End. Bucktown. West End. Spanish Fort. Milneburg. Sea Brook. Little Woods. Michoud.

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South is partnering with the local USDA, ARS Southern Research Center for their Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration.

The event will feature two local artists. Local bounce fitness instructor, and African Diaspora dancer and choreographer Marissa Joseph will partner with Cuban visual artist Ramiro Díaz Rodríguez to perform and present on Caribbean and Caribbean American culture in our local New Orleans community.

Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies. The colonial history of the gulf south region is fraught with infractions to the sovereignty of Indigenous governance, land rights and physical bodies.

Taking its critical cue from New Orleans’s unique liminal position on the Gulf Coast, "Water logics" starts from the shoreline as a threshold, as a point of departure away from land. Beyond the shore, where land meets water, how can water and bodies of water be conceived? To what forms of thought, art, literature, or politics do they give shape? The Gulf Coast’s porosity blurs the very notion of the shore as a cartographic threshold point: the land emerges from water and yet is immersed in water, infiltrated by it.