‘Emergency Response Studio’ — former FEMA trailer

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Beginning Nov. 1, 2008, Loyola University New Orleans  will exhibit artwork from  Prospect.1 a national traveling art collection.

Prospect.1 is the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States.

One of the innovative pieces is the  “Emergency Response Studio” — a “mobile artist’s studio designed to enable visual artists to embed in post-disaster settings, respond and contribute creatively. Built from a salvaged FEMA-type travel trailer, it is entirely powered by a 1.6 kilowatt solar system and a micro-wind turbine,” states a university news release.

“Sustainable and green materials, including recycled denim insulation, zero-VOC paints and reclaimed wood and floor tiles made from linseed oil, minimize the structure’s carbon footprint and enhance quality of life for its inhabitants. The project is conceived as symbol of transformation and possibility for the communities of the Gulf Coast.”

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Photo: ‘Emergency Response Studio.’ Source Loyola University Website.

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