Hydraulic Houston

October 29th, 2019

Next to New Orleans, there is another city near the Gulf of Mexico that faces a similarly dire future: Houston, TX. For several months, anthropologist Dominic Boyer and sociologist Mark Vardy have investigated the impact of repetitive catastrophic flooding.

Next to New Orleans, there is another city near the Gulf of Mexico that faces a similarly dire future: Houston, TX. For several months, anthropologist Dominic Boyer and sociologist Mark Vardy have investigated the impact of repetitive catastrophic flooding on affective attachments to homes, neighborhoods, and the city itself. Here, they describe the amphibious futurism that needs to prevail if Houston wants to survive the 21st century.