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Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park 2015 By Arijit Sen
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The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures collaborative project at UW Milwaukee and Madison introduces an interdisciplinary research track concentrating on the examination of the physical, cultural, and... More > social aspects of our built environment. The program serves students enrolled in the UW Milwaukee and Madison campuses respectively. It involves faculty members on both campuses with diverse research and teaching interests, including urban and architectural history, cultural landscapes, urban and rural vernacular architecture, public history, and environmental history. The 2015 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures field school examines a complex urban edge where a bucolic Olmstedian park meets the residential neighborhood of Martin Drive and a 19th Century industrial corridor housing Harley Davidson Motor Company and Miller Brewery intersects a once vibrant Vliet Street.< Less
Project Picturing Milwuakee: Thurston Woods Pilot Study By Arijit Sen, Students enrolled in the 2012 BLC Field School
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In the summer of 2012, students, scholars and affiliates of Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, worked with residents and community organizations from the Thurston Woods neighborhood in Milwaukee,... More > Wisconsin in order to explore, document and examine historic buildings and cultural landscapes of this area. They created site reports that became part of the historical record of Wisconsin. Students received an immersive experience in the field recording the built environment. They received training in site documentation including photography, measured drawings, digital documentation, audio-visual production; historic interpretation of buildings and landscapes, focusing on how to “read” buildings within their material, political, social, cultural and economic contexts; and primary source research including oral history, archival research, architectural analysis.< Less
Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park Neighborhood, 2014 By Arijit Sen
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Students (local, regional, national and international) arrived in Milwaukee in early June, spent five intensive weeks measuring homes and businesses, conducting oral histories with new and long-term... More > residents and producing documentaries based on their fieldwork. It's the first of a three-year program exploring the neighborhood of Washington Park. Consider this project as a beginning of a conversation. More precisely, a three-year long conversation exploring enduring values, themes, dreams and practices that capture the spirit of the Washington Park neighborhood. This conversation will involve local residents, businesses, organizations, community scholars, students and faculty and engage them in a collaborative dialog.< Less
Picturing Milwaukee: Historic Water Tower Neighborhood By Arijit Sen
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At the BLC field school, we explore urban neighborhoods. We discover their complexity. Neighborhoods are physical locations, material artifacts of everyday life, centers of symbolic action and... More > domestic activities, and community spaces of interaction and social life. This is a monograph documenting the work done at the 2013 BLC field school at the Historic Water Tower neighborhood in Milwaukee.< Less

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