From Design to Practice

Yarnall, Charlton. 1922. Charlton Yarnall Travel Journal, Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Who makes the garden?  We tend to think of gardens as acts of design – as landscapes that emerge out of foresight, planning, and our intentional control of the natural world.  When I look out on my home garden, I can see the traces of my conscious design across the backyard landscape.  I drew the […]

Abstract – Working in the Field: Community Gardens, Shifting Concrete, and Economies of Difference

My research centers around the idea that the garden can act as a site of socio-cultural production and embodiment.  By gardening — working in them, walking through them, and consuming their products and aesthetics — we are simultaneously engaging with the social world.  Gardens act as material sites which reproduce an interrelated constellation of ideas […]

Reflection Post

Well, it’s the end of the line, sort of. I am pleased with what I was able to accomplish this summer, although I had hoped to do a little more.  Comparing skull types and discerning pathologies proved to be more difficult than I had anticipated. Luckily, I am by no means through with this project. […]