Art-making as place-making following disaster

Thomas Puleo

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The study investigates how the arts and humanities facilitate the recovery of places following catastrophe. It contends that personal engagements with humanistic activities enable place-making by helping to restore relations among mind, body, and environment at an individual scale while also producing forms that circulate to help reinstate place at collective scales. Evidence from research conducted in and on Haiti following its 2010 earthquake supports the argument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-580
Number of pages13
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Haiti
  • art
  • disaster
  • humanities
  • place
  • resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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