Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Nina Dubois: LAND/ART 2009

Thank you to Yestermorrow alumna Nina Dubois for sharing photos of her most recent site project at the University of New Mexico Art Museum. Dispersal/Return: Land Arts of the American West 2000–2006 is an open exhibit that runs from August 28 – November 25, 2009 and has commissioned Nina for her piece, in collaboration with Jeanette Hart-Mann, entitled Culture Digest(e). The piece is a site-specific art laboratory that explores the waste stream of the University of New Mexico campus and its potential to be creatively diverted and reimagined. Designed as a passive solar greenhouse, the project functions as a repository where cultural artifacts such as office memos, newspapers, food waste, and landscape debris are collected and photographed. For more images of this project visit her album:


  1. Thanks so much for posting this. I am a student at UNM and see this project on a regular basis. I was so happy to see work like this being installed on campus, mostly because it creates awareness, but also because it's quite nice and interesting to look at. People are always curious and keen to study the building and its contents, as well as the plaque describing it. I don't know Nina or Jeanette, but I'm quite thankful for what they have contributed.
    On a side note: I absolutely LOVE what the Yestermorrow school is doing and wish I could either make it up there eventually, or that a workshop/course was hosted by you guys down here. Cheers!

  2. Lora, thanks for your feedback. I am usually at the bulding on mondays, wednesdays and fridays between 11am and 2pm. You are welcome to stop by and I can share my experience and enthusiasm for Yestermorrow.


  3. Nice Snaps!! A like Grassy building Art!!!