Monday, September 14, 2009

Rust Belt Tour '09: Looking at Landscapes

In Rust Belt Tour '09, scholar Jo Guldi and activist Simon Strikeback traveled the landscape between Flint, Michigan and Holyoke, Massachusetts, documenting the foreclosures, arsons, vacant lots, anarchist squats, community gardens, and revitalization projects across eleven cities.

This conversation, recorded on the road in Western Massachusetts, offers an on-the-fly introduction to the phenomenology of landscape. How does a landscape scholar move through an environment? How do social and economic relationships produce signs that a landscape is changing?

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