All posts tagged Material Culture

Transparent Walls: The Work of Do Ho Suh

Four graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison share their reflections on the work of Do Ho Suh.

Domestic Labor: Excavating the Public Sphere

Excavating the Private Sphere

A photo essay of mid-century domestic relics open a window on a woman’s hard, heroic, uncelebrated life.


Built to Last

How concrete changed perceptions of knowledge and labor in a modernizing society.


Edgy Stuff: October 2015 Recommendations

October 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.


Materialized Dreams: Boom and Bust in the Cultural Landscape of West Texas

The hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) boom and an imminent bust in the face of a worldwide oil glut are just the most recent swings in a long history of economic and ecological instability in the mineral-rich Permian basin.