Explore how certain places come to be seen as “at risk” in anticipation of climate change, and what this way of seeing means for their inhabitants. Drawing on fieldwork over four years in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the talk will focus on the fraught development and implementation of new FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) flood maps for New York City, where hundreds of thousands of people and billions of dollars in property now lie in the high-risk flood zone.
Christoph Lindner on seeing Amsterdam through the lens of New York photographers enabled new and surprising perspectives on four key aspects of the city.
Christoph Lindner is Professor of Literature and Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
From dub music to South Asian Diasporas, to political theory and a PhD in American Studies, and onto digital media – the colorful professional trajectory of Vivek Bald has led him from his former base in New York to MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program.