What he said
At a time when the humanities are attempting to defend their relevance, Stilgoe never doubts that simply looking can reveal important truths.
“I’ve been trying to explain in all my courses that looking at images from the past often reveals things about the past that might be useful today and in the future,” he says.
Many of his colleagues at the GSD applaud his expansive view of landscape and history.
John R. Stilgoe, quoted in Petey E. Menz, "John Stilgoe’s Secret History," Harvard Crimson, April 2, 2015, https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/4/2/scrutiny-john-stilgoe/