Study the intersection of cities, nature, and people!
Summer 2013 *Field School in Buildings, Landscapes and Cultures*
Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
*Class Dates*: June 10 - July 13, 2013
Preparatory Workshop (attendance required), June 3, 2013, 10:00 AM -
4:00 PM, Room 191, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UWM
You will need to apply in order to be admitted. We will be accepting a
maximum of 15 students. If you request academic credit you will need to
sign up for an UWM summer course. Summer School fee schedules are not
online yet, but you may consult the 2012 rates in order to get an idea
of the costs involved.
For more information or for a copy of an application form, please
contact Prof. Arijit Sen at senA@uwm.edu.
Course Numbers: You may choose 6 credit hours from the following course
ARCH 534 Field Study: Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Field
School satisfy an elective for the ecological and preservation
concentrations –3 cr.
ARCH 561: Measured Drawing for Architects. –3 cr.
ARCH 562: Preservation Technology Laboratory. –3 cr.
Arch 390: Independent studies for undergraduate students. –3 cr.
This 6-credit course provides students an immersion experience in the
field recording of the built environment and cultural landscapes and an
opportunity to learn how to write history literally “from the ground
up.” This year, we will focus on the ethics of ecological stewardship
and historic preservation practiced in the Historic Water Tower
Neighborhood (HWTN) of Milwaukee. The neighborhood’s history dates back
to the days when the City expanded northwards along the lake. The area
has many historic and designated buildings, a number of residential
historic districts, an extensive park system, bluffs of Lake Michigan
and one business historical district. The National Register of Historic
Places has created five separate districts within HWTN’s boundaries and
named several notable buildings separately.
The five-week course calendar covers a broad array of academic skills.
Workshops during Week 1 will focus on photography, measured drawings,
documentation and technical drawings; no prior experience is necessary.
Week 2 will include workshops on oral history interviewing and digital
ethnography. Week 3 is centered on mapping and archival research. Week 4
and 5 will be devoted to producing final reports and documentaries.
Students will learn how to “read” buildings within their urban material,
social, ecological and cultural contexts, create reports on historic
buildings and cultural landscapes and produce multimedia documentaries.
Nationally recognized faculty directing portions of this school include
*Jeffrey E. Klee*, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, *Michael H.
Frisch*, Professor and Senior Research Scholar, University at Buffalo,
*Jasmine Alinder*, Associate Professor of History, University of
Wisconsin Milwaukee, *Michael Gordon*, Professor of History, University
of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and *Matthew Jarosz*, Associate Adjunct
Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation, University of
Group travel, documentary equipment, and supplies, will be provided, but
students must be able to fund their own meals and modest lodging
accommodations (if they are from out of town).
This field school is sponsored by Historic Water Tower Neighborhood,
School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of History, School
of Letters and Sciences, UWM.