Region from Below: Power Plants

“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 come together. The original map is installed with historical maps that describe other geographical imaginations of the region. In addition to the maps, a take-home ‘quiz’ asks questions from the factual to the fanciful to help readers re-orient themselves to these resources.

Files

Download PDF of map: Region From Below map

Images

Installation at "Heartland" exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art, 2009

Installation at the Smart Museum of Art, 2009

Installation at Smart Museum, 2009

Installation at the Smart Museum, 2009

Two-sided card available as takeaway to gallery visitors.

Two-sided card available as takeaway to gallery visitors.

Publication

AREA: Art Research Education Activism, Vol. 9, Fall 2009 (special insert)

Exhibitions

Buffalo, NY – University at Buffalo Art Gallery, “Precious Cargo”
Chicago, IL – Mess Hall, “Collectivism After Collapse”
Chicago, IL – Smart Museum, “Heartland”

Credit

Compass, “The Region from Below: Power Plants”, 2009