Geography Publications

Title

Lostscapes: Found Sources in Search of a Fitting Representation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2004

Journal

Journal of the Association for History and Computing

Volume

7

Issue

1

Abstract

The Canadian community of Iroquois was flooded in 1958 to build the St. Lawrence Seaway and its accompanying hydroelectric dams. Expropriation photos of every structure in the drowned town remain. Townspeople have made audiotapes of their recollected walks along the lost streetscapes. Guided by the historical practice of Laura Cameron, and the artistic practice of Janet Cardiff, the author has begun to construct a simulacrum of this walking village, and seeks suggestions from journal readers.