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Re-collecting Black Hawk is a book-length, image-text essay exploring the cultural and political landscapes of the Midwest. It brings together roughly one hundred seventy photographs of historical markers and monuments, ...

Re-Collecting Black Hawk

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The Compass Collaborators have initiated a series of public hearings into the longstanding practices of the Monsanto Corporation. In each hearing, people are invited to testify, witness and listen; to offer sounds, images, ...

The Monsanto Hearings

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"The National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service" is an art and research project taking the form of a wishful federal agency dedicated to the vigilant detection and continual exposition of the domestic effects of ...

National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service

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Crab Orchard calls itself “a unique place to experience nature.” As the only wildlife refuge in the United States whose mission includes industry and agriculture alongside conservation and recreation, Crab Orchard ...

Around Crab Orchard

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An alternative tour of America, focusing on ordinary Midwestern militarism, designed for up-and-coming Chinese tourists as part of Dan S. Wang and Stephanie Rothenberg's The Journey West. Rothenberg explains, "Riffing ...

America’s Heart of Hearts Tour

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"America Ponds" is a 46-minute alternative audio tour of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge created for Stories in Reserve, a box set of three artist-produced audio tours of unusual sites in North America released by the ...

America Ponds

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"A Post-Naturalist Field Kit" updates the naturalist's toolbox for the exploration of the social ecologies of urban landscapes. The project includes artifacts for exploring environmental issues in the city — from ...

A Post-Naturalist Field Kit for Saint-Henri

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“Radiation Limit” commemorates the human radiation experiments sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission from 1943 until at least 1974. The site-specific installation for the grounds around the Department of Energy, ...

Radiation Limit

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"Region From Below: Power Plants" maps the coal and corn carbon economies in the Midwest region. It features four pop-out stories detailing alternatives to the corn- and coal-shed and spotlighting places where coal and corn ...

Region from Below: Power Plants

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"Native Resurgence" is a map and primer to sites of Native American resistance and ingenuity in the upper Midwest since the 1970s. Our goals are threefold. First, we want to place Native stories firmly in the center of our ...

Native Resurgence

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"Driving East" investigates how myths of American mobility developed during Manifest Destiny continue to operate today. We use the familiar form of the road trip to rethink how the present-day landscape was forged by the ...

Driving East

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"Don’t Mourn" is a series of memorial transmission performances to moments of violent conflict in Illinois labor history from the 1870s to the 1990s. I traveled to twelve otherwise unmarked sites to broadcast a distorted ...

Don’t Mourn

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