A new grassroots organization, the Land Memory Bank Collective, has sprung up in Southern Louisiana. It emerged out of a series of informal salons focused on environmental and cultural information sharing and solution-seeking in the Mississippi River Delta. Multidisciplinary artist Monique Verdin (Houma) is project manager.
The collective's first activation is happening this Sunday March 22, 5-7pm on Lost Islenos Cultural Complex side lawn Called the Land Memory Bank and Seed Exchange, it's a community-built photo/shelter/sculpture and site-specific data exhibition. There will be plant and seed swapping, storytelling, a screening of documentary My Louisiana Love (which I co-produced and edited), a scanner, and portrait service to capture historic photos and stories.