On 2 April, Columbia University hosted a cross-disciplinary dialogue on energy, environmental health, landscape, and care between physician and anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott and Urban Landscape Lab Director Kate Orff.
Caldicott continues to challenge notions that nuclear power is the answer to global warming today. This event takes inspiration from her work, as well as Richard Misrach’s and Kate Orff’s collaborative publication Petrochemical America, a photographic and graphic investigation of the cultural, physical, and economic ecologies of a 150-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans known as “Cancer Alley.”
How do demands for energy and economic efficiency affect population health? By caring for the planet and its people in different ways, what can doctors and designers learn from each other? Click here to view the video.