The Road Less Traveled Conference

The Roundabout I —Alternatives & Choices in Current Research Methods

September 27, 2017 10:45 a.m.

This session brought together a panel of scholars who have worked on research projects centered on artists of built environments.

Moderator: Karen Patterson
Panelists: Dr. Iain Jackson, Annalise Taylor, Jennifer Joy Jameson, Laura Bickford

Artist-built environments come in all manner of forms—from sites with the artist still active in their creation to fragments in deep storage. These sites are deeply integrated into specific landscapes, both social and physical, and as pieces dislodge and transition to new locations, the information they hold disperses. This session brought together a panel of scholars who have worked on research projects centered on artists of built environments. Coming from varied backgrounds, the panelists illustrated the singular methodologies developed and used in their investigations to uncover meaningful information on sites across the United States and beyond.

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