Haiti Now is a 732 page visual almanac that depicts Haiti’s issues and opportunities. This comprehensive resource encompasses the nation’s modern history, politics, infrastructure, ecology, cultural and social issues through graphics, photography, data and text in both English and French. It is intended to build a common foundation of knowledge and understanding to unite a broad collection of professionals including planners, politicians, aid workers, artists, and other cultural investigators. Its aim is to inspire new possibilities for Haiti’s future.
Haiti Now includes a foreword by The Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean and contributions by former Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis, Frederick Mangones, Kesner Pharel, Jean W. Wiener, Nadège T. Clitandre, Nathalie Jolivert, Hervè Sabin, and Iwan Baan.
Haiti Now can be found for purchase on Amazon.com.
Haiti Now features contributions by The Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie; Claudine Michel and Nadège Clitandre of The Center for Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara; as well as the following essays:
Haiti: History and Governance by former Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis
The Need to Organize the Profession by Architect Frederick Mangones
Haiti: Any Future in Tourism by Economist Kesner Pharel
Coastal and Marine - Haiti by Environmentalist Jean W. Wiener
Haitian Exceptionalism by Professor Nadège T. Clitandre
Bringing Down the Walls by Architect Nathalie Jolivert
Traveling to the Country(out)side by Architect Hervè Sabin
and Photo Essay by internationally renowned photographer Iwan Baan.
The Now Institute is an urban research center at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design that applies strategic urban thinking to real world issues encompassing the post-industrial metropolis, emerging Asia, and post-disaster settings. Over the past 10 years, the Institute has partnered with private entities, policymakers and non-governmental organizations in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Madrid, Beijing and Port-au-Prince.
Thom Mayne is the Founding Director of The Now Institute as well as Morphosis Architects, a world renowned architecture firm. He is a member of the President’s Committee for Arts and Humanities, a Distinguished Professor at UCLA and winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize and the 2013 AIA Gold Medal.