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Breonne DeDecker

in New Orleans

Impact of Industrial Disasters

PRESENTED ON APR 08, 2015
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 16

Darin Acosta & Breonne DeDecker have been working together on various art, media and research projects in the Gulf south since they were teenagers.   In this presentation, they begin to define and discuss the impact of industrial disasters in terms of flash point, short term effects and the long term slow moving disasters and its impact to re-shape, re-configure and re-invent our physical environment.

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Impact of Industrial Disasters

BY DARIN ACOSTA
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Darin Acosta & Breonne DeDecker have been working together on various art, media and research projects in the Gulf south since they were teenagers.   In this presentation, they begin to define and discuss the impact of industrial disasters in terms of flash point, short term effects and the long term slow moving disasters and its impact to re-shape, re-configure and re-invent our physical environment.

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