Monday, April 9, 2012

Places We Go- Joplin

A big part of the Place Project is our dramaturgy—research that leads us to characters and ideas. Our dramaturgy is varied, and ranges from traditional research (reading and viewing content documented by someone else)—to travelling to specific locations of interest for "field study". We drift through environments collecting images, interviews, and insight.

Joplin, MO
The 2011 Joplin tornado was a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in the late afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011. According to the local branch of the American Red Cross, about 25% of Joplin was destroyed, but the town's emergency manager stated that the number was between 10% and 20%, with roughly 2,000 buildings destroyed.

We went to Joplin after the storm to help pick up the debris.

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