A “STAY BAG,” reflects the reality that we (all humans) have nowhere to “go” to in relation to emerging planetary futures. We are all charged to meet, engage, and respond as resiliently, and creatively as possible, to changing environmental conditions wherever we are.
The final project STAY BAG should be a prototype or artwork intended for adoption by a specific person, group or animal (i.e. students at Parsons, inhabitants of Zone 1, residents living near Indian Point or Fukushima, local community organizations etc.). The bags are also a synthesis of your semester’s work in relation to the core themes of WATER, ENERGY, MATERIALS and CLIMATE CHANGE and a reinterpretation of the NYC Office of Emergency Management’s “GO BAG.”
All students should attend the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps in preparation for making their designs (a “Go Bag” is given to all attendees).
New York State is offering two hour training courses for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. Governor Cuomo has launched the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps so residents have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.