Indexing Late Industrialism

From Vacancy to Remediation in Philly Schools

Mapping Perceptions Survey

Survey Team Training

Environmental Health Intersections

Mapping Software

        The work on how notices from the PA Bulletin relate to school sites is a subset of the Indexing Late Industrialism project. The PA Bulletin is Pennsylvania’s publication for information and regulations, including state and local court rules, the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly, and more. […]

Following our team’s presentation at the Society for Cultural Anthropology conference — titled “Indexing Late Industrialism: From Private Property to Public Notice” — we wanted to publish these very preliminary maps of the public notices we are working with, for our collaborators and colleagues. Feedback and questions welcome. We are happy to share the paper, […]

Read Part 1 Here Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping can elucidate neighborhoods that are at high risk of flooding, as well as the infrastructure that is currently in place to combat flooding events. I used the Flood Insurance Rate Map database established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to map areas that are within the […]

Climate Health and Home

Riverine Flooding in Wissahickon Creek – Photo by Steven-L-Johnson on Flickr Background A flood is the overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines. Flooding is a pressing problem in Philadelphia with several causes; a problem that is likely worsening as the climate changes. Geographic Information System mapping can visually exhibit the […]

Climate Health and Home

The ‘cabinet of curiosities’ is a presentation format from Renaissance Europe used by middle class and wealthy collectors to display odd or rare items. Such cabinets were quite performative, pre-science exhibits that anticipated museums. Often the objects displayed were subject to inquiry and debate, and many fields of social and natural science have genealogic ties […]

Asthmatic Spaces

Writing Slow Disaster in the Anthropocene – Call for Participants Conveners: Ali Kenner (Drexel University) and Timothy Neale (Deakin University) Supported by: Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society and the Deakin Science and Society Network. Dates/locations: 1:00PM-4:00PM EST, Thursday 19th April, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA 9:00AM-12:00PM AEDT, Friday 20th April, Deakin Downtown, Melbourne, […]

Asthmatic Spaces

This summer the ‘Climate, Health, and Home’ project team ran three workshops in Philadelphia. The workshop theme this year focused on senior citizens, heat waves, and emergency preparedness. The presentations also provided basic information about climate change in Philadelphia, how climate change impacts health, and how Philadelphians can modify their home environments with air quality, […]

Asthmatic Spaces