Eastern Tennessee
Eastern Tennessee

new site: http://theasthmafiles.org/

Asthmatic Spaces
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New York State

is a project to understand how asthma is produced, experienced and cared for in particular spaces – in particular neighborhoods, cities and countries, for example. It contributes to The Asthma Files, an electronic archive
Downtown Houston
Downtown Houston
that draws together and compares diverse perspectives on asthma. The Asthma Files are being built by social scientists, artists, activists, students, and others
Fema Trailers, New Orleans
Fema Trailers, New Orleans
concerned about asthma. The Asthma Files are designed to facilitate collaboration between different kinds of people, at different sites.

In spring 2010, undergraduate students at Rensselaer Polytechnic, in Troy, New York, and at the University of Houston, will simultaneously pursue research on asthmatic spaces, comparing results as they progress through the semester. Students at Rensselaer will focus on New York State as an asthmatic space. Students at the University of Houston will focus on the City of Houston. PhD students studying asthma in Eastern Tennessee and New Orleans will also share results and participate in the collaboration.

Asthmatic Spaces is being taught in New York by Professor Kim Fortun (fortuk@rpi.edu), and in Houston by Professor Dan Price (dr.dan.price@gmail.com).