This work explores Navajo textiles using an inter-disciplinary approach combining different lenses and methods, including environmental history, a discussion of frontier commerce, museum studies, and immersion in culture through weaving samples and traveling to a weaving community in New Mexico. The combination of these approaches provided a better understanding of Navajo weaving rather than simply focusing on a single aspect.
This research examines the role of urban agriculture in ten cities within the Southwest region of the United States. It includes a literature review on the current state of America's food system and specifically, the ways that it is failing. It then draws on specific examples from a month long field study to show how urban agriculture can, and should be, a part of the solution.