Activism, Buildings, Place

Owned/Abandoned: The drastic difference between an owned and a vacant property. Imagine what could be if more houses were revitalized and made into homes.

Failing House: Rowhouses are meant to support each other. When one is demolished, it threatens the structural integrity of those around it. In this case, a neighboring house was demolished, the new external wall was left unreinforced, and a homeowner was left unsupported.

Playground: Leftover concrete sewer pipes were repurposed as playground equipment during the 1960's installation of inner block parks in West Baltimore.

Rowhouses & Lots: The view from an inner block park to the adjacent street wall through vacant lots. What causes these spaces in the first place? And who participates in, and benefits from, outside intervention?

Reclaim Harlem Park

Baltimore residents cultivate community power in place.
by × August 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Activism, Human Landscape, Place

Voices Underwater: Flint, Still in Search of Solutions

Voices Underwater: Flint, Still in Search of Solutions

Following a classroom study of the Flint water crisis, Meredith Brown meets and shares the stories of Flint residents at the Water Infrastructure Conference in Flint, Michigan in March 2017.
by × May 4, 2017 × 0 comments

Human Landscape, Place, Technology

Searching for the Stars: Light Pollution in Puerto Rico

Searching for the Stars: Light Pollution in Puerto Rico

Javier A. Román-Nieves documents the night skies above Puerto Rico to encourage understanding of the consequences of light pollution on the environment and the planet.
by × April 14, 2017 × 2 comments

Culture, National Parks, Place

In Memory

In Memory

After recent fires at Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Elizabeth Parker Garcia reflects on the mountains of eastern Tennessee as a place of loss, remembrance and resilience.
by × January 22, 2017 × 3 comments

Climate, Human Landscape, National Parks, Place

Facing Fear in the Heart of Alaska

Facing Fear in the Heart of Alaska

Filmmaker Christina Stone hikes across melting glaciers and descends into their chasms to confront climate change head on and tell its story in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
by × January 18, 2017 × 0 comments

Climate, Indigenous Peoples, Place

The Newtok post office. Photo by Jon Meyer.

Moses and the Marines

Indigenous Yup'ik Alaskans grapple with the relocation of their town as permafrost thaws and riverbanks erode.
by × May 16, 2016 × 1 comment