June 2 through 27, UNM and NMAA will cosponsor the 3rd Annual Acequias y Mercedes Documentary Field School. This is a summer class offerred through UNM and will include a field based survey of the acequia culture and landscapes of New Mexico, based on the folkways associated with the traditional management of water, historic land grants, and agriculture. This overview of the ecology, history, ethnography, and sustainable systems of the region is accompanied by ethics of cultural representation. Two weeks of fieldwork will be conducted in the middle Rio Grande Valley, Tijeras Canyon, and Cuba, plus one week in the Mora Valley of northern New Mexico.
For more information contact Enrique Lamadrid at email@example.com.