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Nov 19, 2018

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In episode 78 of America Adapts - the second in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund - Doug Parsons talks with three experts using art to communicate the risks associated with flooding.  Catherine Sarah Young, Dr. Elizabeth Miller and Dr. Vidya Venkataramanan join the podcast to discuss their experiences using art and design for community engagement and how that can be relevant to flood managers.  

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Experts in this episode:
Anita Van Breda, WWF
Catherine Sarah Young
Dr. Elizabeth Miller, a Documentary Maker & Professor in Communication Studies based at Concordia, in Montreal, Canada
Dr. Vidya Venkataramanan, postdoctoral fellow in the anthropology department at Northwestern University.

Topics covered

  • Addressing flood risk through creative communication.
  • Flooding and the role of community engagement for outreach.
  • Video and audio resources for community engagement around flood management.
  • Getting comfortable using art to communicate science.
  • Merging technology and art to tell a story.
  • The role of story telling in community engagement.
  • How does art affect behavior change and learning.
  • Art and design in adaptation planning.
  • Developing comprehensive approaches to flood management and disaster communication.
  • And much more!

Executive Producer
Anita Van Breda, World Wildlife Fund

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