Kim Stringfellow | KCET
Kim Stringfellow is an artist and educator residing in Joshua Tree, California. Her work bridges cultural geography, environmental journalism, public practice and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences. She is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography and the 2012 recipient of the Theo Westenberger Award for Artistic Excellence. Stringfellow is an Associate Professor in School of Art + Design at San Diego State University. She is the author of two books, "Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, 1905–2005" and "Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938–2008" both published by the Center for American Places.
Post date: 2020-09-14T08:11:51-07:00
Jackrabbit Homesteading and California City are examples of two uniquely bizarre mid-century development patterns found in the Mojave Desert.
Post date: 2020-06-25T09:10:48-07:00
The Asi Huviav or Salt Song is a vast interconnected ritual song map describing the sacred geography of the Nuwuvi people (Southern Paiute).
Post date: 2019-10-31T04:14:07-07:00
On a smaller scale, recreational prospecting is thriving throughout the West — especially in its desert regions.
Post date: 2019-08-14T08:25:54-07:00
A historical gold boom has resulted in thousands of abandoned mines spread across the Mojave desert that have grave environmental repercussions.
Post date: 2019-06-13T09:46:36-07:00
Rocket launching has been going strong in the Mojave since the early '40s by hobbyists of all ages."Peace, Love and Rockets" brings them all together in one of the biggest meet-ups of recreational amateur rockets in the world.
Post date: 2019-04-18T09:24:42-07:00
Exploration of the Mojave Desert was directly driven by the desire to locate gold. These hell-bent gold seekers would bring about enduring cultural transformations and irreversible environmental legacies within California and other western states.