29 November 2010

How to Rebuild a City... (a field guide from a work in progress)

This Thursday, NoLA Rising is proud to celebrate a book release for How To Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a Work in Progress published by Press Street and edited by Anne Gisleson and Tristan Thompson with proceeds to benefit Rebuilding Together New Orleans.

Those of us from New Orleans that have traveled the strange and sometimes sad road of a city's recovery know all too well the steps we've taken, but this is a perfect guide for those who may follow...for cities that may one day face the same dark tragedy. New Orleans is a resilient and beautiful city that is proud to wear her scars on her sleeve. Consider this book an offering...not of what tragedies we had to overcome, but of what we pulled together and accomplished despite of tragedy.

For those of you who can't make it out, the book will still be available at Beth's Books. For those of you who won't willingly cross Canal Street ;), you can also find the book at the Garden District Bookshop located at the corner of Prytania and Washington.

Hope to see y'all out there and I've put below further information about the book,

NoLA Rising

More information:

With contributions and collaboration from over 100 residents, writers, photographers, artists, and community organizations from New Orleans (and beyond) who kickstarted the recovery process, How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a Work in Progress presents the post-disaster landscape from the perspectives of those who are navigating their way through it.

Beautifully designed, sometimes fun, always informative, How to Rebuild a City is a reflection of the many ways that New Orleanians have realized our way towards recovery, actively and creatively engaging with our communities. The book also serves as a primer of sorts for those who may encounter the post-disaster lifestyle wherever they live. Filled with advice, know-how and citizens sharing their stories of how they put the pieces back together, How to Rebuild a City celebrates the collective spirit of New Orleans as the city moves beyond crisis and into a brighter, safer and stronger future.

How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a Work in Progress
Editors: Anne Gisleson & Tristan Thompson
Designer: Catherine Burke
$20, paperback, 152 pages, full-color, 8.25” x 6.25”.
ISBN 978-0-9777681-5-8, published by Press Street, 2010.

Proceeds to benefit Rebuilding Together New Orleans (rtno.org)

To see the event on Facebook

What: Book release party for How To Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a Work in Progress
When: December 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Beth’s Books/Sound Café, 2700 Chartres Street (at Port St.), New Orleans, La. 70117

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