In keeping with the concept of the city as a laboratory, fieldwork is an important part of Urban Archives research. In the left-hand column, we have highlighted some of our students' projects, most of which are completed projects. In the right-hand column, we list some of the ongoing projects and components of the Urban Archives.
Undergraduates typically research one particular aspect or one particular area of Seattle over the course of the quarter. The final presentation of their research spans many forms and media.
Our collections consist of original analysis of various texts. By studying public spaces and their narratives, we explore the city through and beyond its vibrant tapestry of signs and interwoven stories.
We are working with the University of Washington Libraries in an ongoing collaboration to develop a digital archives of urban texts from around the world.
We are mentoring undergraduate research partners and collaborators. We offer independent study credit through the Department of Communication. Selected student projects are spotlighted at right.
A weblog containing narrative vignettes and snapshots of informal observations of the urban landscape.
Our wiki for case files, research notes, research ideas, instructions and teaching tools, and project administration.