Creating Sustainable Caribbean Futures
Carisealand is a digital research and community-inclusive project of Create Caribbean Research Institute, the first digital humanities center in the Caribbean. Since 2015, Create Caribbean has worked to answer a question about the future of the Caribbean as a livable place in the age of climate change. At the core of the project is the imperative to imagine an alternative Caribbean future that engages sustainable living, community accountability and planetary responsibility. Carisealand is a multi-disciplinary project that explores how Caribbean people navigate the social, environmental and economic impacts of climate change and disaster vulnerability, and how Caribbean societies (can) resist these forces and reconstitute lives and livelihoods for more sustainable Caribbean futures.
Some pertinent questions at the core of our work on this project include:
- Beyond environmental mitigation, what direct actions can we take as a community to improve our lived reality in the age of climate change disaster?
- What can we learn or remember about the ecological imperatives of climate change lifestyle that we can use to rebuild the social, cultural and economic health of our communities?
- What role does the digital (or digital humanities) play in resolving community concerns that emerge as a result of the impacts of climate change?
- How can the literary, visual and performing arts contribute to more successful social change in climate change activism, using science-based content?
The content on this space explores these and other questions of humanistic inquiry at the intersection of climate change reality and futurism. The project focuses on key areas of climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean.