While he was in New Orleans for the 4S conference, Nick Shapiro generously took the time to give a talk on his research on toxic FEMA trailers at The Blue House. Nick’s research beautifully combines careful theoretical analysis with long-term, multi-sited ethnography, alongside small-scale scientific interventions for difficult environmental problems. For over a decade, Nick has tracked the sale and re-sale of post-Katrina FEMA trailers, and sought to develop low-cost formaldehyde reducing technologies, working with public lab. Watch this short film about Nick’s work here.
This talk was part of an ongoing collaboration between the Housing for Health Incubator and the Blue House Civic Studio.