New Orleans's seventh ward in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which was the catalyst for the first Prospect in 2008. Photo: © Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Features

Can a biennial fix New Orleans?

In its short life, the Prospect biennial in Louisiana has lurched from critical acclaim to near-collapse. Can the third edition, opening this month, at last achieve its aims to help regenerate the city? (New Orleans's seventh ward in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which was the catalyst for the first Prospect in 2008. Photo: © Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) Published online: 21 October 2014
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