21 May 2016 | Landscapism

Field research

One of the attractions of researching landscape history is the opportunity to combine a range of sources of evidence: direct investigation in the field, archival documents, maps, aerial photography and satellite imagery, and the testimony of people bot...

18 May 2016 | Richard White

The Finest View in Europe.

“The road from the little village of Bath to the Fountain of the Medicinal Spring, is most horribly romantic, and partakes very much of those anticipations of the sublime of Nature, which, in his progress through particular vallies, the traveller … Continue reading →

10 May 2016 | open walk

May 4, 2016 / Guest post by Richard Yang

May 4, 2016 / 9:51am  / Western Sculpture Park  / Richard D. Vibsawm Yang Meeting up with a complete stranger always brings a sense of unease. However, waiting at the entrance of Western Sculpture Park in St. Paul I feel a comforting sense of nostalgia and an appreciation of time.  Almost 30 years ago, I […]

10 May 2016 | open walk

May 3, 2016 w/Don S.

May 3, 2016  with Don Samuels Walking along Broadway, we talk about storefronts that invite pedestrians and shops that invite cars.  I favor storefronts that invite and engage the walking public, places that say “we are an invested part of this place”.  The face of each business (my initial visual/material experience) shapes my expectations for […]

10 May 2016 | Richard White

Walking not Drowning…

Walking not Drowning …Some thoughts to walk with considering the purity of spring water….. In the days of the Atlantic trade a significant proportion of people enslaved in West Africa did not survive the journey. Thrown overboard like fruit gone … Continue reading →