2006-2007, Rice University, School of Architecture
New Orleans Research Study
In the interest of understanding the larger context that ultimately shapes the City of New Orleans, the work on the pages of this book primarily uses the tools of graphical data interpretation to explore and document these systems and forces. We tried to suspend our cultural biases of humans as separate and privileged that filter and distort our vision and compromise our ability to acquire an accurate assessment of the world. Instead, we made an effort to see nature a constituting everything that exists, and treat all natural systems objectively as equal and interdependent, regardless of whether human or non-human. One of the main purposes of this book is to raise the level of awareness and reframe the way we see the human picture. The propensity for shortsighted solutions to immediate problems is a common human affliction, and the accumulated effects of this mentality is New Orleans in a nut shell.