Landscapes of Memory
Each student will reflect on a formative landscape from their lives, and document it through a series of inventory, analysis, and qualitative expressions onto a layered drawing. This exercise is designed to unearth hidden biases about landscape to the student, and to introduce the students as a cohort to one another. What kind of landscape shaped your behaviors, memories, and understandings of the world? Do you remember this landscape in images, words, or both? When you revisit it through maps, geomorphological processes, and aerial photographs, how does your understanding of the landscape and of yourself change?