Ground Truthing Volumne One - Hidden Geographies: Chicago

Nance Klehm

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Ground Truthing is both Social Ecologies’ methodology of investigating a physical site through deep mapping of socio-histories and soil science as well as a series of booklets of our investigations. Volume One consists of teh original essay and project commissioned by the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
2021, Terra Fluxus Publishing
Dimensions: 6 x 8.5", 23 pages
Materials: Rispographed booklet


Nance Klehm
(Little Village & Illinois Driftless Region)

Nance Klehm’s work and being lies at the complex intersections of the theory and practice of land politics and soil health. She seeks to embody the mundane magic of relationships built with land and place, to empower people to know and honor the complexities of social ecology, and to bridge the gaps between the folk hero day-to-day of skinned-knuckle activism, and the theoretical practices of the academy, gallery, or studio.

Nance Klehm has been an ecological systems designer, landscaper, horticultural consultant, and agroecological grower for more than three decades. Her approach is centered on instigating change by activating already existent communities, and her work demonstrates her lifelong commitment to redefining the way human populations coexist with plant and animal systems on this planet.