Our region is a diverse and contrasting patchwork of cultures, resources, and environments. So how did the Southwest and its cultural and natural icons become so distinctive in our collective imagination? In this richly illustrated presentation we will pull from the broad discipline of cultural geography to explore the historical processes that made the Southwest into both a geopolitical reality and a distinctive region in our imagination. With an understanding of how the Southwest was assembled, we can perhaps better relate to our neighbors, to the land, and to our own position in this special place.
This event is cohosted by Pima County Public Library – Salazar-Ajo Branch. This is an in-person event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Scott Warren lives in Ajo, Arizona where he pieces together work as an academic geographer. His research, teaching, and experience is at the intersection of people and place in the broad Mexico-U.S. borderland. The landscapes of Arizona and the continental southwest inspire my work.