Project: Carisealand

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Carisealand began as a collaboration with Caribbean writer Oonya Kempadoo to develop a larger network of Caribbean writers, scholars, artists, scientists and environmental activists.

The project was created for research and centralized sharing of projects, data, art and works in progress within the Caribbean region. It is intended for the express purpose of collaborative knowledge sharing and inter-disciplinary exchange for sustainable development.

Over time, it has expanded to include both intellectual inquiry and narrative representation of the histories and possibilities of the Caribbean’s struggle with modernity through the discourses of nature and environment. At its core, the Carisealand project hopes to bring scholars, artists and activists to think through some challenging questions as highlighted on the project’s Home page. The ultimate work of the Carisealand project is to offer models for designing an alternate Caribbean future; a Caribbean that clarifies and streamlines what the UN Sustainable Goals have offered into three pillars: sustainable living, community accountability, and planetary responsibility.

The hope is that the project inspires governments, students, artists, civil society and the general public a digital platform and user-friendly access to information and projects per island/nation, area or subject, with a focus on the environment and preservation. The project has been supported by and enjoyed collaboration with Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.