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This course provides participants with an opportunity to develop sense of place mapping skills and explore Portland’s foodscapes. We will investigate how mapping dimensions of human-environment interactions helps individuals to understand their relationships with place and can be a useful tool for a diversity of groups looking to document and protect or change their landscape.
Kimberlee Chambers holds a MSc. from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, in Environmental Studies and Geography (ethnobotany), and a Ph.D., from the University of California, Davis, in Geography (agrobiodiversity conservation). Kimberlee is an interdisciplinary scholar interested in understanding human-environment interactions with an emphasis on questions relating to food, agriculture, and traditional systems of land and resource management. She has applied her interests to research and teaching topics that include agriculture origins and dispersals, Indigenous Peoples traditional ecological knowledge, traditional land and resource management, local food systems, sustainable development, ecological restoration, and the conservation of biological and cultural diversity. To date, her regions of focus have composed a continuum of landscapes encompassing experiences and interests in British Columbia, Oregon, California, and central and Sonoran Mexico. Currently her research focuses on harvesting and commercialization of a native wild chile pepper (chiltepins) in Northern Mexico and the locavore movement in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Her research has been published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, Agriculture and Human Values, Journal of Ethnobiology, The Professional Geographer, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, Journal of Economic Botany, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Native Plants Journal, Cartographica, and Canadian Botanical Association Bulletin. She is an Assistant Professor in Collaborative Design at PNCA.
Rebecca McLain, (Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University) holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Forest Management (Social Science option) and has twenty-five years of experience researching the socio-cultural aspects of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. From 2010 to 2012, she co-directed the development and field-testing on the Olympic Peninsula of a methodology to capture and analyze spatialized cultural ecosystem values and outdoor activities data. Rebecca has led several publications based on the project, including a peer review article on cultural values mapping methods, a 60-page atlas, and community briefing reports. In addition she has worked on a number of related projects including a Mount Hood National Forest sense of place assessment (2011).
Instructor: Kimberlee Chambers
+ Dept/Lab Fee: $125.00
Add CE Certificate: + $60.00
Add BFA Credit: + $908.00
Jul 11, 2013 - Jul 14, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM