All female survey crew: Minidoka Project, Idaho 1918

… A Holistic Approach Toward Human, Ecological & Technological Landscapes

Mapping Meaning is an ongoing public project bringing together artists, scientists and scholars seeking to engage topics of the environment through interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, the first Mapping Meaning conference brought together 14 women and occurred while camping in Dixie National Forest, Utah, in July of 2010.

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(Photo from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)