• Public Art & Placemaking

Gentilly Resilience District

Adapting to thrive in a changing environment

“Exploring different forms of place-based learning and community engagement with Arts New Orleans as part of the Gentilly Resilience District has broadened our understanding of how art can help build shared knowledge and support civic dialog on some of our region’s most pressing environmental issues. We’re thankful to neighborhood leaders for lending their knowledge and wisdom throughout the process, and we’re excited to see the evolution of ideas from the initial conversations between artists and residents to the final design and installation of public art in the neighborhood. In the years to come, we look forward to seeing how the art continues to shape public perception, awareness, and understanding of key topics ranging from the region’s environmental history and ecology to infrastructure design and stewardship.” 

– Aron Chang, Water Leaders Institute