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2009 — The World Without Us

March – May

 

main_pic.bigPhysical Anthropology students at Western Oregon University and Oregon State University were given the task of researching and then digitally realizing what the Valley Library and Hamersly Library would look like after 100 years without human attention. They interviewed engineers, architects, ecologists, and groundskeepers to collate what forces are constantly at work demolishing what has been built. Students at OSU concluded that after 100 years of neglect the Valley Library would be completely gone without a trace, replaced by wetlands. The vision of Hamersly Library realized by WOU students is closer to 25 years of neglect.

 

 

 

 


LOCATION: 2nd Floor Lobby
Curator: Jerrie Lee Parpart