The Life After Disaster team is lounging on the MAFiA floor, hurriedly typing away their respective blog posts. There is a combination of excitement and nervousness that is felt throughout the room. We set out for the magical and mysterious city of New Orleans tomorrow, land of beautiful jazz and even more beautiful food. For the next week, the 13 members of the team will be helping build a house that was presumedly wrecked by Hurricane Katrina. I’m interested to speak with the people who went through such a strategy and are still struggling with it almost a decade later. I’m more excited than anything to be participating in such a wonderful project (and to explore New Orleans).
I’ll update this (almost) daily. Now time for bed, this 4 am wake up call definitely does not make me excited.