We are really excited to release this special episode we recorded with the incredible conceptual artist Paula Morrison! It touches on a lot of themes common to Disasters: Deconstructed, in the way that narratives are represented and discussed b
We are so glad that you have joined us for Season 5 - it's been a blast and a pleasure to share all of the content! Thank you to everyone who listens and engages, joins our livestreams, and of course the amazing guests who bring fresh ideas to
This week we are joined by the creator of the epic Twitter account @PlaguePoems, Zachary Loeb, to discuss his research on the Y2K scare and more broadly technological reliance, narratives of destruction and technocratic fixes that obscure socia
This week we discuss communication for social change with two scholars who engage deeply with the work of Paulo Freire, and consider the potential for disaster studies to reflect on the legacy of Freire, and public scholarship and education mor
Today it's our great pleasure to release our latest AUDIENCE SPECIAL! We asked our audience, Is there anything wrong with framing disaster as “events”? Why/why not?
Thank you all so much for thinking about this question, and we are glad that m
This week Ksenia and guest co-host JC Gaillard are joined by Mx Roxanne Omega-Doron (Bisdak Pride in the Philippines), Bunda Mayora (Fajar Sikka in Indonesia), Neen Sapalo (University of the Philippines Diliman), and Adryan Sasongko (Resilience
This week we are excited to share a conversation with returning guests Danielle Rivera and Emmanuel Raju about what recovery should look like, and what is regularly missing when we "Build Back Better".
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This week we revisit a question that comes up time and again, what is a disaster? Joining us is the wonderful Dr. Susanna Hoffman, an anthropologist who for decades has been at the forefront of social science investigating the “why” and “how” d
Welcome back for Season 5!!! We are so glad to see you again - or for the first time - as we explore why disasters really happen.
Today we give some context to the new season, and then sit down with the amazing storyteller/engineer/professor
Today we bring you the second part of the two-part series sharing local stories from young people about living through COVID-19! Today's episode sees participants reflect on the learnings we can take forward and their hopes for how society can
Over the past few months, Disasters: Deconstructed has partnered with the UN Major Group for Children and Youth as part of the ‘Asia Pacific Researchers, Practitioners, Policy-Makers in Dialogue with Children and Youth Project.’ This is part on
Thank you for joining us for Season 4! We appreciate you all spending time listening, and all of our amazing guests. In this episode Jason, Ksenia and Darien look back at some of our favorite bits from each episode, and look forward to what's n
Thank you to Professor Cheryl Potgieter for joining us for the penultimate episode of Season 4 to talk about gender and sexuality! Cheryl is a Research Professor at Durban University of Technology, and Head of Genderjustice,Health and Human Dev
This week we are delighted to discuss the importance of cultivating a community-centered ethos in our research and practice with Jake Rom D. Cadag. Jake is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography of the University of the Philippines Di
Thanks so much to Barbara Carby for joining us this week! Barbara is Director of Disaster Risk Reduction Centre at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the former Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergen
This week we welcome Belen Desmaison, a lecturer and researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). She is coordinator of the action-research project CASA (Ciudades Auto-Sostenibles Amazónicas) and researches resettlement pr
Join us this week for a discussion with DRR expert and #NoNaturalDisasters advocate Irasema Alcántara-Ayala, Professor of Natural Hazards and Risk at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. We discuss how risk is created within society an
This week Jason & Ksenia kick off the second half of the season (which will focus on the Global South) with a conversation about coloniality and disasters with Dr Danielle Rivera, Assistant Professor of Environmental Design at the University of
Today we bring you a long-promised AUDIENCE SPECIAL on vulnerability!
We asked you a while back, a) What does vulnerability mean to you? and b) Is vulnerability a useful concept? Does it allow us to frame places and people we wish to prioriti
Today Darien wraps up his curated section of Season 4 and sits down with Benjamin Ruiz Rosado, Senior Training Manager in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Boston Public Health Commission. Benjamin is a public health social worker, an
Today Darien and Ksenia are joined by Dr. Marccus Hendricks, an Environmental Planning professor at the University of Maryland and Director of the Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience & Justice (SIRJ) Lab.
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This week Darien sits down with fellow Floridian Quincy Walters, a reporter at WBUR, Boston's NPR station. You are all going to appreciate this conversation on radio storytelling and how that plays out when the subject is disaster - they cover
Luis Gallegos, an Assistant Principal at Alliance Ouchi, a high school in Los Angeles, joins Darien on today's show! Luis is a public school educator and has served in schools throughout New England and Los Angeles, CA. As a queer, Latinx schoo
Today Darien catches up with R. Shawn Abrahams, a genderqueer black scientist practicing ascent with modification. They study phylogenomics, evolution, and super powers! This conversation about evolution, food politics, extinction and the Anthr
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