Land Arts in an Electronic Age is a course developed by Julia Christensen at Oberlin College. During the class in 2008, Julia and Matthew Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation led students on a field trip to Gary, Indiana. While in Gary, the class explored the steelscape of the surrounding area in order to understand the history and environment that host the steel industry. Students formed a deeper understanding of how the Rust Belt region connects to life around the globe. The class created an art exhibit derived from research projects prompted by the trip. Documentation of the show can be seen here. The class website is here. CLUI Lay of the Land Newsletter article about the trip here.
CLUI LAY OF THE LAND NEWSLETTER, “Field Trip Through A Steelscape“