One Place, Many Names

February 10th, 2020

What are the ideological underpinnings of common notions of “restoration”? Patrick Nunally explores this question on the site of Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, St. Paul

Focusing on the site of what is today the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in St.Paul, Patrick Nunnally explores the notion of viewing landscape as a palimpsest of the myriad layers that constitute it. In doing so, he brings into question the logics underpinning “restoration” or “deindustrialization” and the binary “before” and “after” narratives they presuppose.