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
When Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans in August 2005, UWM mobilized to provide assistance. First, the hurricane’s devastation was so severe that it would take years, not months,... More > for New Orleans to recover. Second, Katrina exposed racial and socioeconomic cleavages that challenge our sense of what it means to be living in America in the 21st century. In fall 2010, students enrolled in Prof. Harry Van Oudenallen and Prof. Arijit Sen’s Learning From New Orleans Integrated Design Studio, in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and visited New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward community for 10 days. This is a monograph documenting work done in this studio.< Less
Clementina Martinez Lizardo is a retired elementary school teacher living in Cane,
Honduras. 34 years ago she started a soup kitchen that would provide meals to poor
children in the community.
As... More > Part of my research, I traveled to Honduras in March of 2011 to collect data about
the chosen site as well as meet Clementina and the children she serves.< Less