Welcome to the Houston Flood Museum.

We envision a world where the well-being of communities and the health of the environment are the basis for measuring our collective prosperity.

Our mission is to exhibit the connections between human activities and catastrophic flooding — as linked to wealth inequality and racial disparities– and to act as a catalyst for reimagining the ways Houston, the Gulf Coast, and the wider world evolve in a context of persistent natural disasters.

Leadership Team

Dr. Lacy M. Johnson

Lacy M. Johnson is Founding Director of the Houston Flood Museum. She is a professor, curator, activist, and is author of three books, most recently, The Reckonings. She teaches creative nonfiction at Rice University.

Giuseppe Taurino

Giuseppe Taurino is the Associate Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. He is a current board member for Writers in the Schools (WITS) Houston, a co-curator of the Poison Pen Reading Series, and a contributing editor at American Short Fiction. Previously, he served as the Manager of Capacity Building Initiatives for the Houston Arts Alliance.

Krupa Parikh

Krupa Parikh is Communications & Community Relations Director for Inprint. In a volunteer capacity, over the years, she has served as president of the Houston chapter of Amnesty International Group 23, founding board of Voices Breaking Boundaries, a commissioner on the Houston Commission on Disabilities under Mayor Annise Parker, and chair of the Community Advisory Board of KPFT 90.1 FM.

John Pluecker

John Pluecker is a language worker who writes, translates, organizes, interprets, and creates. In 2010, he co-founded the collaborative Antena and in 2015 the social justice interpreting collective Antena Houston. His most recent translations from the Spanish include Gore Capitalism and Antígona González. His book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was released in 2016 from Noemi Press.

Adrienne Perry

Adrienne Perry is a writer and teacher now living in Philadelphia. From 2014-2016 she served as the Editor of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. A Hedgebrook alumna, she is also a Kimbilio Fellow and a member of the Rabble Collective. Adrienne’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere.

Gwendolyn Zepeda

Gwendolyn Zepeda is an author, editor, and business development consultant. She was Houston’s first poet laureate, serving from 2013 to 2015. She volunteers for non-profit arts organizations and causes that support Houston youth.

Partners

The Houston Flood Museum is supported by Houston Endowment