CLUI Field Trips and Tours

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The Center occasionally organizes and conducts tours for school groups, museums and other cultural organizations. These tours are custom designed by the CLUI, and are generally not repeated.

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Wendover Report

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From the Center's Complex on the Edge of the Salt Flats
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2007 WAS ANOTHER BUSY SEASON for the CLUI Wendover Complex in Wendover, Utah. Work progressed on the completion of the Orientation Building, which should be ready to open for the beginning of the 2008 season, in April, thanks to the efforts of the Annual Work Party crew: Jed Lackritz, Joe Potts, Philip Weil, Ben Loescher, Jenny La Nicca, Carolin Bock and Moritz Fehr, Ed Coolidge, Brett Stalbaum, Paula Poole, and team leader John Brinton Hogan.

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Talking Trash with Heather Rogers

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CLUI Thematic Program: Waste Stream
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THE CLUI PROVIDED ANOTHER INSTALLMENT in its thematic program about the waste stream, with a presentation by Heather Rogers, author of Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, last spring.

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Pavement Paradise: American Parking Space

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Exhibit At CLUI Addresses Parking
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332 The Pavement Paradise exhibit included signs, images, video, and an actual parking space. CLUI photo

MUCH OF THE MODERN LANDSCAPE is formed by and for the car, and we seem to spend a lot of time and space talking about driving. But driving is at best half the story. In fact, if you think about it, driving is just a brief interstitial act of motion between protracted periods of parking. Despite how much we value them, and despite how much we spend on them, most cars are parked for more than 90% of their lives.

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Birdfoot: Where America's River Dissolves into the Sea

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323 The Birdfoot, the end of the Mississippi River. USGS satellite imageTHE END OF AMERICA'S GREAT river, the Mississippi, is the subject of a 35-minute long photoscape presentation, on view at the CLUI exhibit space in Los Angeles until May 18, 2008. This exhibit, which is, in a way, about the end of America itself, will be shown later in the year in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, all the way downstream.

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April 5, 2008
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Everything starts and ends on the ground. - Damon Farragut

Editor's Note: On the Horizon

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Unusual Real Estate Listing #23976

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Old Man Alaska Gift Shop
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THIS GIFT SHOP AND RESIDENCE, located on the Alaska Pipeline haul road, is for sale. One of the few private structures built in such close proximity to the pipe, the gift shop and residence constitutes the entirety of the community of Old Man, Alaska, population, currently, zero. It is located at mile number 306, and is 70 miles from the nearest settlement.
Listing Agent: Cynthia Walker, Century 21. Phone (907) 322-5170.
Asking Price: $250,000.

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Tour to Pyramid Lake

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Goin With a Tufa Crowd: Tour Concludes Nevada Land Art Gathering
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AN INTERESTING CONFERENCE WAS HELD in Reno, October 2-4, 2008, at the Nevada Museum of Art. It was moderated and mostly organized by the writer William L. Fox. Due partly to the success of this program, the new Center for Art + Environment at the Museum was formally established a few months later, with Fox as Director.

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