Liquid History and Floating Archives Seminar (Fall 2018)

Syllabus Liquid History and Floating Archives Syllabus.pdf

Course Syllabus

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Wastemap

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A blue tennis ball half

A blue tennis ball half

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Photosynthesis<br />

Organic Transfers

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The Schuylkill River: A Guide

The Schuylkill River: A Guide

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An homage to Walnut, Chestnut and South St bridges

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A Stationary View: The Schuylkill River

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The freshwater mussel exhibit within Fairmont Waterworks

The freshwater mussel exhibit at the Fairmont Waterworks

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Installation Sample.

Memory of the Schuylkill

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Description
This collection gathers projects realized by students enrolled in a class taught at Penn by Professor Bethany Wiggin. The class was called Liquid History and Floating Archives. Beside readings and traditional discussions with a focus on the riverscape of the tidal Schuylkill, students were required to complete a series of walking exercises and field note-takings. Such embodied field work invites trans-historical dialogues and reflections on research methods that the students included in the course blog and in their final collective post. At the end of the semester, each student contributed a digital object to the collection, and the class collectively crafted a curatorial statement for a forth-coming collective exhibit and a tour.